Daniel Arnold: New York Life
October 27, 2023 - December 22, 2023
New York Life Gallery
167-169 Canal Street, Fl. 5
New York, NY 10013

The photographer embraces his infinitely inspiring muse in his latest show, which runs in conjunction with the gallery’s first anniversary. In an apt reflection on the occasion, Arnold captivates with pedestrian scenes of life unfolding on sidewalks, subways, beaches, and bodegas: a tourist family prepares to cross a busy intersection; a woman wearing impossibly high heels pauses for a moment of respite. Look closer, and the child preparing to cross the street is surreptitiously giving the camera a middle finger; the woman in heels doesn’t realize that a window display of a grim reaper leers at her from above. In this show, Arnold subverts cliché by highlighting just a few of the millions of moments of serendipity that color life in New York City with humor, oddity, and the sheer luck of capturing the perfect moment as it unfolds.

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