Ella Kruglyanskaya: Evening Lesson
Dec 12, 2020 - Jan 23, 2021
1819 3rd Ave
A woman glances furtively from repose, a would-be cozy scene were it not for her cruel foreshortening. A pair of diners relish a lobster dinner, their heads arbitrarily severed by the grips of a clipboard. A new wave duo ventures out for an evening, full of kinetic energy, their swinging fishnets and splashy trenchcoats oddly punctuated by a bolt of plaid. The lesson here is a hard one, with schadenfreude, and plenty of collateral damage. At a time of maddening ambiguity and hamfistedness, these pictures hit like an acme dumbbell, jolting awake dormant sensations and reminding us in equal measure of the pleasures and compromises that come with moving through the world in pumps and a clutch.