Hidden Ellis Island: Exhibit of Photographs by Paul Margolis @ The Living Room Gallery


Hidden Ellis Island: Exhibit of Photographs by Paul Margolis
May 1 to June 29, 2014

Opening Reception: May 1, 2014, 6 PM to 9 PM

Hidden Ellis Island is photography of people-free interiors on an overcast winter’s day with diffuse light coming through broken windows and dust-covered glass. Paul Margolis writes about the collection: “In early 2002, I photographed the interiors of the decaying buildings on the un-restored south side of Ellis Island. They had a haunting beauty, with their subtle, almost monochromatic colors: greens and rust, old brick and peeling plaster. While the buildings have been sealed and stabilized since I photographed them, restoration efforts are slow and require millions of dollars. The Great Hall and attached buildings on the north side of the Island were restored and made into a national park and museum of immigration in the 1980s; however, the south side of the island has been left largely untouched for nearly six decades.”

The Living Room Gallery at Saint Peter’s Church,
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, NYC

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