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Christine Osinski

Summer Days Staten Island

June 24 – August 24, 2019

Children on Wrecked Car, 1983-84

Children on Wrecked Car

1983-84

gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Two Girls in Matching Outfits, 1983-84

Two Girls in Matching Outfits

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

At the Corner of Muller and Watchogue, 1983-84

At the Corner of Muller and Watchogue

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Two Girls Hugging, 1983-84

Two Girls Hugging

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Boy on a Bike, 1983-84

Boy on a Bike

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Girl Looking Sideways, 1983-84

Girl Looking Sideways

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Carpenter, 1983-84

Carpenter

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Boy Leaning over a Bike, 1983-84

Boy Leaning over a Bike

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Two Boys with Automobile, 1983-84

Two Boys with Automobile

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Boy with Staten Island T-Shirt, 1983-84

Boy with Staten Island T-Shirt

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Man with an Oil Can, 1983-84

Man with an Oil Can

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Neighbors, 1983-84

Neighbors

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Two Girls with Big Wheels, 1983-84

Two Girls with Big Wheels

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Young Man Pulling a Go-Kart, 1983-84

Young Man Pulling a Go-Kart

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Preteen, 1983-84

Preteen

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Three Women witha Bat, 1983-84

Three Women witha Bat

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Two Shirtless Boys, 1983-84

Two Shirtless Boys

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Family on a Windy Day, 1983-84

Family on a Windy Day

1983-84

vintage gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Men Fixing House near S.I. Mall, 1983-84

Men Fixing House near S.I. Mall

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Men Repairing a West Brighton House, 1983-84

Men Repairing a West Brighton House

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Woman and Children in their Yard, 1983-84

Woman and Children in their Yard

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Woman Hanging Laundry, 1983-84

Woman Hanging Laundry

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Mother and Daughter with Elephant, 1983-84

Mother and Daughter with Elephant

1983-84

gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Brothers in South Beach, 1983-84

Brothers in South Beach

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Family, 1983-84

Family

1983-84

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Friends at the Beach, 1983-84

Friends at the Beach

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Two Girls at the Beach, 1983-84

Two Girls at the Beach

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Boy Flexing, 1983-84

Boy Flexing

1983-84

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Boy Pointing a Rifle at a Car, 1983-84

Boy Pointing a Rifle at a Car

1983-84

gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Man Walking Dalmations, 1983-84

Man Walking Dalmations

1983-84

gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Woman Cutting Grass, 1983-84

Woman Cutting Grass

1983-84

gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Girl Holding a Paper Bag, 1983-84

Girl Holding a Paper Bag

1983-84

gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Press Release

Christine Osinski  Summer Days  Staten Island

 

June 24 – August 24, 2019

Closing Reception, Saturday, August 24th, 5-8 pm.

Joseph Bellows Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming solo exhibition, Christine Osinski Summer Days Staten Island.  The exhibition will open June 24th and continue thru August 24, 2019.  The exhibition will present selection of finely printed black and white photographs ranging in scale from 11x 14 to 20 x 24 inches.    

Taken in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, Christine Osinski’s photographs create a portrait of working class culture in an often-overlooked section of New York City.  Captured on Osinski’s large format 4 x 5 camera as she wandered the island, her candid portraits of strangers, vernacular architecture, and quotidian scenes reveal an invisible landscape within reach of the thriving metropolis of Manhattan. The neighborhoods that Osinski captured are devoid of the skyscrapers, swarms of pedestrians, and choking masses of traffic that are a short ferry ride away. Instead, she photographed kids riding bikes on open, empty streets, suburban homes with neatly tended yards, and the small-town feel of New York’s least populous borough. 

Christine Osinski received a BFA degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University.  Osinski's photographs can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NYC;  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;  Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France;  Portland Art Museum, Oregon;  Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University;  Girl's Club Foundation, Miami;  Museum of the City of New York;  New York Public Library;  The Smithsonian Institute and in numerous other museums and collections.

To request further information or high resolution images please contact Joseph Bellows Gallery at info@josephbellows.com.  Established in 1998, Joseph Bellows Gallery features rotating exhibitions of both historic and contemporary photography, with a special interest in American work from the 20th Century.  More information can be found at: www.josephbellows.com