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Pardon Our Appearance

Sometimes (works of art)
83 Canal Street, No. 610, 646.714.7470
East Village / Lower East Side
September 19 - November 2, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, September 19, 6 - 8 PM

Sometimes (works of art) 83 Canal St. #610 New York, N.Y. 10002


Peter Scott Pardon our Disappearance Part Two

September 19 – November 2, 2012 opens Wednesday, September 19, 6-8 pm

Also that same evening: “Zabriskie Point and back. In 22 minutes” featuring David Watson and Matthew Ostrowski, beginning promptly at 7:15 pm

In part two of Pardon Our Disappearance, the influence of lifestyle culture on urbanism is examined through photographs of luxury residential construction projects. Contrasting imagery of idealized lifestyles shown in luxury construction site banner ads with the reality of scaffolding and sidewalk sheds that the ads often serve to mask, these photographs document the disorienting nature of a built environment being transformed to suit an economy increasingly devoted to leisure.

Because banner ads and construction sites are temporary, this subject is somewhat ephemeral. What may in the long run appear to be a fleeting moment in the perpetual reshaping of the city now represents the culmination of the effect of the boom years on its many neighborhoods. As a photographic record of this process, the photographs included in Pardon Our Disappearance, Part Two are part documentary and part conceptually based, an informal archive rooted in perceptual ideas.

Sometimes (works of art) 83 Canal Street # 610 New York, NY 10002 gallery hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30-6 pm or by appointment (tel. 646.714.7470 or [email protected])

Part One of this exhibition is on view through October 19 at

3A Gallery 179 Canal St. #3A, New York, N.Y. 10013 tel. 212.219.7523. gallery hours: Thursdays and Fridays 2-5 pm or by appointment (tel. 212.219.7523) or [email protected]

Peter Scott is an artist, writer, curator, and director of the non-profit gallery carriage trade. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe, including one-person exhibitions in the U.S., U.K., Holland, France, and Belgium. His writing has appeared in Artscribe, ArtUS, Zing Magazine, artnet, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Art Monthly as well as several exhibition catalogues. His projects have been featured in various publications including Artscribe,, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Observer, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, ArtCards, and artnet magazine.
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