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Benrubi Gallery

Leaning Out

  • Jeffrey Milstein
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    Jeffrey Milstein, Gatwick 2 Planes, 2017
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    Jeffrey Milstein, Newark 8 Terminal B, 2016
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    Jeffrey Milstein, NYC Coney Island Subway Yard, 2017
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Press for Leaning Out

Current Exhibitions at Benrubi Gallery


Fragments

  • Delphine Burtin,
  • Opens: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Project Space: Heaven is a Strip Club

  • Rachel Lena Esterline,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When We Were Criminals

  • Mel Frank,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Unwired

  • Jacqueline Hassink,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Multiplicities [EXTENDED]

  • Rey Parl,
  • Opens: Mar. 22, 2018
  • Closes: May. 25, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Empire Roller Disco

  • Patrick D. Pagnano,
  • Opens: Jan. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Leaning Out

  • Jeffrey Milstein
  • Opens: Jan. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Shadowgraphs

  • Vanessa Albury,
  • Opens: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Depois

  • André Cepeda,
  • Opens: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 20, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sanctuary

  • Matthew Pillsbury,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Athenree

  • Jude Broughan,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Matthew Pillsbury: Tokyo

  • Matthew Pillsbury,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

This Grand Show

  • Richard Renaldi,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 07, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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  • Regina DeLuise,
  • Jed Devine,
  • Laura McPhee,
  • Jeffrey Milstein
  • Jehad Nga,
  • Simon Norfolk,
  • Lauren Semivan,
  • Opens: Jul. 31, 2014
  • Closes: Sep. 06, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bodies in Space

  • Doug Hall,
  • Opens: Jun. 12, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 25, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites

  • Gillian Laub,
  • Opens: May. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 27, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Simon Brown: The Weight of Knowledge

  • Simon Brown,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Light Perspectives

  • Fernand Fonssagrives,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Encouble

  • Delphine Burtin,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Home and the World: a View of Calcutta

  • Laura McPhee,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 12, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

View, Kyoto

  • Jacqueline Hassink,
  • Opens: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Closes: May. 09, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Stratographs

  • Simon Norfolk,
  • Opens: Feb. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Data Mining

  • Eric Cahan,
  • Opens: Jul. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 22, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

LA NY

  • Jeffrey Milstein
  • Opens: Jul. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 22, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Asylum

  • Christopher Payne,
  • Opens: Feb. 11, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 11, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bedside Manner

  • Corinne May Botz,
  • Opens: Dec. 17, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 06, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 17, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Family Acid and Hiroshi Watanabe

  • Roger Steffens,
  • Hiroshi Watanabe,
  • Opens: Jul. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Artificial by Nature

  • Karine Laval,
  • Opens: May. 19, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 01, 2016
  • Reception: May. 19, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Letters in the Dark: Franz Kafka and Milena Jesenská

  • Doug Hall,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

outer space

  • Michael Najjar,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Closes: May. 14, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rabbits, Rats, & Cats

  • Eric Cahan,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Disturbed Coastal Systems

  • Massimo Vitali,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Manhattan Sunday

  • Richard Renaldi,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 9 - 11pm
  • Admission: free

Pitch

  • Lauren Semivan,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 25 - Mar 17, 2018


Where

Benrubi Gallery

  • 521 W 26th St, 2nd Floor, New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.888.6007

About

The advent of aerial photography has changed the way people see their world more than any other development since Eadweard Muybridge’s seminal images of moving animals in the second half of the nineteenth century. The impact is immediately visible in Leaning Out, the new solo show by Jeffrey Milstein at Benrubi Gallery, his second at the gallery. Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, shot from small planes and helicopters, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life, yet are still somehow familiar. It’s as if we’ve seen these views before, or constructed them with an idea of what they would look like from 2,000 feet above the ground.

The geometric mosaics in many images jump out immediately, with shipping containers, train cars, and automobiles slotted together in checkered patterns like gigantic tesserae. Milstein’s bird’s-eye view flattens three dimensions to two and his shutter shrinks several square miles down to the size of a tapestry. The signs of use disappear, the wear and tear, the small distinguishing details, leaving behind bold blocks of color that could as easily be a child’s stacked toys as a massive freight yard or automobile dealership. Ground is transformed to wall, and the underlying (literally) and surprisingly playful pictorial aesthetic that determined the arrangement is revealed.

One can almost lose sight of the fact that these are also industrial images—of transit rather than manufacturing, dissemination rather than creation. The ordered patterns, undulating over topographical variations, initially supersede one’s sense of activity, but gradually it returns in a familiar and ultimately calming, or reassuring, manner. The images suggest that however chaotic or inscrutable modern life might appear, it is the product of age-old patterns that move us in ways we may not consciously perceive, but which nevertheless guide us through our daily routines.


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