New Space Upgrade / The Secret Lives of Buildings

Featuring Marc Yankus' fine art photography exhibition titled "The Secret Lives of Buildings."

Exciting news happening at ClampArt! 

ClampArt, like pioneers, are forging a new neighborhood, and designing a new formula for how works are seen and sold. 

Recently, ClampArt opened their new gallery space located at 247 West 29th Street, New York City. The new space is a major upgrade, measuring four times the amount of square footage since their previous location. ClampArt now has a mezzanine and nineteen-foot ceilings, which allows them to exhibit works of a larger scale than they previously could. More importantly, the new location is highly accessible, standing nearby two main subway lines. 

Marc Yankus’ latest solo show, “The Secret Lives of Buildings,” is currently on display at ClampArt until November 26, 2016. 

“In some ways this work is capturing a historical record of the city....between documentation and fiction.”  Marc Yankus

Natural Selection: Exhibition Preparation

Architectural Influence

Architectural Floor Plan Sketch of Calumet Gallery Space

Calumet Gallery, New York City: My architectural practice has a major influence in my photography career. Recently, I was at the Calumet Gallery taking some overall dimensions of the space to prepare for the 2014 group exhibition called “Natural Selection” which comprises work from: Bina Altera, Elizabeth Harnarine, Imara Moore, Diana Kahrim, Shelly Au, Yannick Bindert, Clay Patrick McBride, Heather Meyers, Lavonne Hall, Vicente Muñoz, Masha Ermak, Anna Colliton, Dila Atay, Cana Atay, Stephanie Guttenplan, and Randhy Rodriguez (Me.) While I was there doing my work, I found myself using some of the basic tools I used during field visits as an architectural designer. This realization, brought fond memories of the past as well as happiness to the present because I was reassured that both of my careers are interconnected directly with my creativity.

Gallery Space Measure Up Timelapse

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Special Thanks

I would like to thank Daniel Wiess, Lighting Master and Digital Wizard at Calumet Photographic, for giving me a hand with the measure up of the gallery's space. Also, for helping coordinate the upcoming "Natural Selection" exhibition show, which will be taking place at the New York Calumet Gallery located at 22 W. 22nd Street, 2nd fl., New York, NY 10010. The exhibition will be active from opening date February 20 through March 1, 2014.


To see the gallery space please click, here!

Collaboration Project: Introduction To Living History

I am writing this blog (at the request of my friend Randhy Rodriguez, with the intent of not only talking about my manuscript: Living History, New York's  Oldest Restaurants, Bars and Bakeries, etc., but of using it as a chat line to discuss my experiences and enjoyment of the various classic establishments discussed in the book.

What differentiates this book from any other book dealing with the classic restaurants of New York City is the amount of such sites covered. I have over 140 eateries listed in the volume, all opened before 1930 and all going strong.

The pleasure I find visiting these establishments I would like to convey to you, dear reader, and if you visit these places, or others I may not know about, feel free the express your own opinions. I would love to hear from you.

Wolfgang's Steakhouse (1913,) 4 Park Avenue, New York NY

Wolfgang's Steakhouse (1913,) 4 Park Avenue, New York NY

Caffe' Roma (1901,)   
  385 Broome Street   
  , New York NY

Caffe' Roma (1901,) 385 Broome Street , New York NY

Caffe' Reggio (1927,) 119 MacDougal Street, New York NY

Caffe' Reggio (1927,) 119 MacDougal Street, New York NY

Photographs by Randhy Rodriguez