New York Pretty: Of Beauty and Being

McDermott & McGough: Of Beauty and Being

The Chelsea gallery Cheim & Read is holding an exhibition of new work by the collaborative artists McDermott & McGough. The artists multi-dimensional work questions the nature of perception, identity and gender. Representing “the struggle of what beauty presents to the individual and the power that it commands,” McDermott & McGough recognize the distance between the remote, ultimately “unreal” look of their objectified subject and the contemporary viewer. The images, all photographs, are printed in a tricolor carbon photographic process, a technique perfected and made famous by the photographer Paul Outerbridge in the 1930s and ’40s, and used for color advertisements in magazines.

Jan. 7 through Feb. 12

Cheim & Read
547 W. 25th St.
New York City 10001