C24 Gallery presents "Finding Magic Together" by Marie Tomanova, a collection of new works from her ongoing series of photographs of a new generation of New Yorkers who are not bound by convention.
The gallery first showed Tomanova's work in a 2020 group exhibition, On the Inside: Portraits through Photography. Her refreshing look at New York City's youth culture was originally the result of her own desire to make friends as a newly arrived New Yorker in 2012, and since then she has photographed hundreds of young people, enough to fill two books with intimate and engaging portraits that evoke a complex mix of harshness and tenderness.
Her first book, Young American, published in 2019, included an introduction by renowned American photographer Ryan McGinley. Her recently published book, New York New York (Hatje Cantz), with art historian Thomas Beachdel, includes a foreword by cultural icon Kim Gordon.
Tomanova says: "This work is about New York City as a landscape of youth and a portrait of place where people and environment intertwine. It is about places and people I have met here and the magic we have found together. It is about the discovery and expression of our identity or identities. It's about the beautiful fluidity of identity and experience. It is about us. It's about the freedom to be ourselves. It's about being with others. It's about New York City as a place of becoming. And it's about togetherness and the power of being together - of connecting.
Marie Tomanova: Finding Magic Together
until December 24, 2021
560 West 24th Street, New York, NY, US
C24 is pleased to show these images while a selection from our recent exhibition Street Life, featuring works by New York artists Lisbeth Firmin, Coby Kennedy and Ryan Sarah Murphy, is on display in our ground floor atrium. Together, these collections tell of the dynamic character of this city and the people who bring it to life.