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Christine Osinski

Summer Days Staten Island

June 24 – August 23, 2019

Children on Wrecked Car, 1983-84
Two Girls in Matching Outfits, 1983-84
At the Corner of Muller and Watchogue, 1983-84
Two Girls Hugging, 1983-84
Boy on a Bike, 1983-84
Girl Looking Sideways, 1983-84
Carpenter, 1983-84
Boy Leaning over a Bike, 1983-84
Two Boys with Automobile, 1983-84
Boy with Staten Island T-Shirt, 1983-84
Man with an Oil Can, 1983-84
Neighbors, 1983-84
Two Girls with Big Wheels, 1983-84
Young Man Pulling a Go-Kart, 1983-84
Preteen, 1983-84
Three Women witha Bat, 1983-84
Two Shirtless Boys, 1983-84
Family on a Windy Day, 1983-84
Men Fixing House near S.I. Mall, 1983-84
Men Repairing a West Brighton House, 1983-84
Woman and Children in their Yard, 1983-84
Woman Hanging Laundry, 1983-84
Mother and Daughter with Elephant, 1983-84
Brothers in South Beach, 1983-84
Family, 1983-84
Friends at the Beach, 1983-84
Two Girls at the Beach, 1983-84
Boy Flexing, 1983-84
Boy Pointing a Rifle at a Car, 1983-84
Man Walking Dalmations, 1983-84
Woman Cutting Grass, 1983-84
Girl Holding a Paper Bag, 1983-84

Press Release

Christine Osinski  Summer Days  Staten Island

 

June 24 – August 23, 2019

 

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 23, 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