Benrubi Gallery is pleased to present Sanctuary by internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Pillsbury. Sanctuary is Pillsbury’s sixth solo show with the gallery. His previous exhibitions include Tokyo (2016), City Stages (2012), Elapsed (2008), and the groundbreaking Screen Lives (2004).
In 2002, Pillsbury began photographing friends in parks, rooftops, and fire escapes. “Television,” he has said, was “my favored way of taking a break from reality, and that is what led to my series Screen Lives and the technique of long exposures.” For more than a decade, Pillsbury has been adapting this technique to a wide variety of environments and social situations as he explores the relationship between monuments and gestures, permanence and ephemera, and the photographic habit of slicing into time without actually impeding its forward momentum.
521 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor New York, USA
September 14, 2017 to November 22, 2017