Amy Elkins (BFA 2007 Photography) turns her lens on college Rugby players in her latest show “Elegant Violence,” which continues her exploration of masculine identity. The subjects of Elkins’ portraits were photographed immediately following a match, many with fresh battle wounds on full display. On view at Yancey Richardson Gallery, 535 West 22 Street, through October 22.
For his first solo show in New York in over five years, Tim Okamura (MFA 1993 Illustration as Visual Essay) returns with a new exhibition called “Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens.” Okamura’s life-sized paintings examine the “complexity of the soulful New York City woman,” juxtaposing the natural beauty of his muses against gritty urban landscapes and ultimately elevating them to “royal” status. On view at Lyons Wier Gallery, 542 West 24 Street, through October 8.
“Fallen Empires” is the name of a new book and exhibition by SVA alumnus Shai Kremer (MFA 2006 Photography, Video & Related Media). Expanding on his previous body of work Infected Landscape, Kremer’s latest photo project further explores the political history of Israel, capturing images that bring to mind issues of transience as well as the area’s complex military past and present. On view at Julie Saul Gallery, 535 West 22 Street, 6th floor, through October 15.
Image: Amy Elkins, Zak (Second Row, University Team Captain), Princeton, NJ, 2010, archival ink jet print © Amy Elkins, courtesy of the artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.