Carriage Trade

  • Bill Owens / American Icons

    Opens Thursday, July 27, 6-9 pm
    July 27 - September 17, 2017
    Bill Owens is perhaps most well known for his iconic Suburbia project documenting the daily life of his friends and neighbors in a northern California suburb in 1972. Treating middle class experience as an anthropological phenomenon, Owens poignant and often funny images described the American suburb at a kind of midpoint between the wholesome optimism of Levittown and the ancillary effects of Vietnam and the looming recession. Switching to color and going "out on the road," Owens’ (...)

  • Social Photography V

    July 11 - September 17, 2017
    First presented in 2011 and now in its fifth iteration, carriage trade’s Social Photography exhibitions have catalogued the rapid transformation of cell phone photography over the last several years. From a novelty medium existing between the (then) more important voice and text functions of mobile phones, to the engine behind the gargantuan image processing mills of Instagram and Facebook, cell phone camera images have become a ubiquitous presence in our lives. Functioning as a benefit (...)


    April 27 - June 18, 2017
    Richard Artschwager
    David Baskin
    Lawrence Berzon
    Julien Bismuth
    Richard Bosman
    Barbara Ess
    Terence Gower
    Dorothea Lange
    Louise Lawler
    Sherrie Levine
    Paul McCarthy
    Bill Owens
    Gordon Parks
    Heidi Schlatter
    Claudia Sohrens
    Steel Stillman
    “The facts we hate, we’ll never meet walking down the road, everybody yelling, ‘Hurry up, hurry up!’ But I’m waiting for you, I must go slow, I must not think bad thoughts. When is this world coming to? Both sides are right, but both sides murder, I give up, why can’t they?” I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, X, 1983 Upended by the November election results, the American political establishment has been turned on its head. Experiencing a polarizing social and political retrenchment not seen since (...)

  • Simon Linke

    March 2-6 2016
    Simon Linke Volta NY, PIER 90 Preview Wednesday, March 2, 8-10 PM Public Hours March 3-5, 12-8 PM Sunday, March 6, 12-6 PM Slightly smaller than one of Artforum’s full page ads, Simon Linke’s 10" x 10” paintings corrupt the clean graphic layout of their source through a full-on indulgence in an excess of oil paint. Replicating the ads as faithfully as possible while wrangling a robust, fluid material within an almost comically limiting surface area, Linke’s paintings exist as a (...)

  • Social Photography IV

    An Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs
    Exhibition dates: November: 12th- 22th, 2014
    Exhibition venue: Emily Harvey Foundation 537 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
    Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 12th, 6-9 p.m.
    Closing Reception: Friday, November 21st, 6-9 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 1 to 7 p.m.
    Carriage trade is pleased to announce its fourth installment of Social Photography, an exhibition that focuses on cell phone photography. Emphasizing no particular theme apart from how the cell phone camera is most often used, both artists and non-artists were invited to submit images from their phones and email them to carriage trade. While submissions come from a wide-array of individuals, past contributors to the project include Mel Bochner, Joshua Decter, Tracey Emin, Jeffrey Eugenides, (...)

  • Cutting Through the Suburbs

    April 5 - May 25, 2014
    Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Sun, 1-6 pm
    Gordon Matta-Clark
    Bill Owens
    James Wines / SITE Architects
    & Howard Silver
    By undoing a building ... [I] open a a state of enclosure which has been preconditioned not only by physical necessity but by the industry that proliferates suburban and urban boxes as a pretext for ensuring a passive, isolated consumer. Gordon Matta-Clark As the site of one of American consumerism’s largest expansions, the suburbs faced its greatest test in the 1970’s, when the postwar suburban fantasy collided with the reality of gas shortages, “stagflation,” and a growing unease with the (...)

  • David Watson performs Parade

    Tuesday February 25, 2014
    Doors open at 7, Performance at 8pm
    $5 at the door
    David Watson has been a participant, observer and fan of New York City street parades. As an experimental musician he is drawn to the combinations of organization and disorder, sound and noise. This has led to him to making original pieces for three pipe bands in Hobart, Australia; a game piece in an empty storage facility in Los Angeles; and a "sonic progress" by a brass band through the city of Wellington, New Zealand. "Parade" is the original video iteration of these works and includes (...)

  • Social Photography III

    An Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs

    December 12, 2013 - January 18, 2014
    Catolog Reception:
    Friday, January 10, 6-9 p.m.
    Social Photography III is the third installment of a carriage trade benefit exhibition focusing on the relatively new medium of cell phone photography. Emphasizing no particular theme beyond how the cell phone camera is most often used, both artists and non-artists were invited to submit images from their phones and email them to carriage trade. The images will be printed on 5” x 7” paper and installed in a grid in the gallery. As cell phone cameras become more ubiquitous, their function (...)

  • Enxuto & Love
    Anonymous Paintings

    October 10 - November 24, 2013
    Opens October 10, 6-8 pm
    Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 pm
    Recovered from the depths of the online art platform known as Google Art Project, João Enxuto and Erica Love’s Anonymous Paintings betray the ambiguities inherent in the experience of visual art in the age of digital culture. Deliberately selecting the censored cast-offs that are blurred due to copyright restrictions, their project emphasizes the condition of the art object today as one of contingency, while revealing Google Art Project’s elevation of mass culture as an expansion of corporate (...)

  • The Pathos of Things

    March 9 - May 19, 2013
    Catalog reception May 9, 6-8 pm
    David Baskin
    Jennifer Bolande
    Antoine Catala
    Katarina Elven
    Fischli and Weiss
    João Enxuto and Erica Love
    Virginia Overton
    Lewis Stein
    Shop for a product. Buy the product. Touch the product’s screen. When things do mostly what we wish, they become invisible. When they frustrate our expectations, they’re dispensed with. In a world of objects that exist to service our needs, when something fails to function, (mechanically, aesthetically, indefinitely) it runs the risk of exposing our dependence on it, its failure a potential rupture in the seamless flow of our psychological mastery over the things around us. At least since (...)

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