James Nares: In the City

January 27–April 16, 2017
Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

Contemporary artist James Nares (b. 1953) draws inspiration from New York City in his film and video work. A native of London who came to New York in 1974, Nares is preoccupied with movement, rhythm, and repetition. He describes his hypnotic high-definition video Street, which captures city street life in continuous slow motion, as “a love letter to my adopted home.” His Super 8 film Pendulum follows the arc of a concrete sphere as it swings in the deserted streets of Tribeca and celebrates the freedom of flight.

See the related exhibition Helen Levitt: In the Street.

Sponsored by: David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation
  • James Nares, still from Street, 2011. 1 channel HD video, color, sound; 61 min. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York. © James Nares.