Peter Scott: Pardon Our Disappearance Part Two

Peter Scott, Walk in Water, 2012, archival inkjet print, 19 x 14 inches

In the second of a two-part exhibition, tiny downtown gallery Sometimes (works of art) presents “Pardon Our Disappearance,” a collection of photographs by artist Peter Scott. The exhibit examines the influence of affluent lifestyles on urbanism through photographs of luxury residential construction projects. Contrasting imagery of idealized lifestyles with the reality of scaffolding and sidewalk sheds, these photographs document the disorienting nature of a built environment being transformed to suit an economy increasingly devoted to leisure.

Because banner ads and construction sites are temporary, this subject is somewhat ephemeral. What may in the long run appear to be a fleeting moment in the perpetual reshaping of the city now represents the culmination of the effect of the boom years on its many neighborhoods. As a photographic record of this process, the photographs included in Pardon Our Disappearance, Part Two are part documentary and part conceptually based, an informal archive rooted in perceptual ideas.

Peter Scott: Pardon Our Disappearance Part Two
Opening Reception Wednesday, September 19, 6-8pm
September 19 - November 2, 2012
Sometimes (works of art)
83 Canal Street # 610
New York, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30-6pm or by appointment
646.714.7470 or sometimes@bway.net

Part One of this exhibition is on view through October 19th at:

3A Gallery
179 Canal St. #3A,
New York, N.Y. 10013
Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 2-5 pm or by appointment
212.219.7523 or mieko3agallery@gmail.com