VIOLET ISLE: In the New Yorker

This week’s New Yorker includes a review of the Violet Isle show at Ricco Maresca Gallery, whose last day is Saturday, Jan. 2nd.
Violet Isle at Ricco Maresca Gallery
from The New Yorker:

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB

This married couple shows color photographs from several trips to Cuba that emphasize the easy compatibility of their distinct visual styles. Alex usually takes a broad view of streetscapes complicated by shadows, reflections, and arrested movement; he has a filmmaker’s ability to find the skewed but perfect balance in a scene that threatens to spin out of control. Rebecca tends to focus on details, framing intriguing still-lifes and capturing marvellous shots of birds, including a pigeon that appears to be flying away from a freshly laid egg. Both Webbs use color like the Fauves—in hot, vibrant swatches and pungent accents. The results are the opposite of tourist views: pictures that are generated and animated by their subjects, never imposed on them. Through Jan. 2. (Ricco/Maresca, 529 W. 20th St. 212-627-4819.)

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