After Dark

March 30, 2010

For three weeks this spring it will be nighttime around the clock at The National Arts Club (NAC). The venerable arts institution is painting its Marquis Gallery walls black to present “Night Watch,” a series of 17 stark black-and-white photographs by alumnus Richard Bachmann (BFA 1990 Photography), depicting late-night views of New York City.

To create this series of large-format (2×2’ and 40×40”) photographs, Bachmann brought his equipment to rooftops and elevated water towers around the city over the course of a decade, capturing graphically illuminated views of NYC in the overnight hours. “Night Watch” is on view at the NAC, 15 Gramercy Park South, March 31 – April 18; there will be an opening reception on Wednesday, April 7, 6 – 8pm.

Image: Richard Bachmann, SOHO-Downtown, photographed in 1999. Photo ©2010 Richard Bachmann, NYC.

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