aNYthing is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographs by Adam Tetzloff entitled Trashure Island - Opening Reception – Thursday, May 2nd 7-10 PM
Trashure Island is a collection of recent photographs taken on the streets of New York City. Working in the traditions of street photography, Tetzloff scavenges the city for images,
finding humor and pathos in the mundane and beauty in the garbage.
The subject matter includes themes of: visual one-liners, children left to their own devices and peril, souvenirs and mass-produced nostalgia, advertising and other Americana, people looking bewildered, natural versus artificial, comedic accidental pairings, and the sculptural qualities of ordinary objects arranged by happenstance.
The saying goes that “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But surely the opposite is also true. Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that everything is at once both trash and treasure? Perhaps it’s put more elegantly by another old adage; “Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.”
Adam Tetzloff was just a little baby when he was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Today he is
significantly larger, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children. His work has
appeared in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Style Magazine, and on many art and culture websites. His photo blog, downtownatdawn.com, features his work as well as documenting various art, literature, and musical events. Trashure Island is his first time showing anything anywhere.