Nan Goldins photos are a film in stills. They capture downtown New York bohemians and outcast drag queens embracing, sleeping, kissing, and dying of AIDS. And just as Goldins images became emblematic of the 70s and 80s postpunk skid-row scene, her protégé and muse Sunny Suitss stills are doing the same for the 00s. The California-born, Paris-based photographer captures her friends and lovers with the same raw intimacy as Goldin, but the whole scene is updated a good 20 years.
On view at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Regular Lovers is a collection from Suitss visual diary, a blur of hipster body parts embracing in East Village kitchens and torsos reclined in repose in Geneva hotel rooms. With works such as Ian in Our Bedroom, Brooklyn, the exhibit is as much about the subjects as it is about their relationship to the photographer.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: Sept. 24. Continues through Oct. 3, 2011