Small gem portraits – Alesia Exum

In a world of highly polished, commercially hyped NY galleries, it was a treat to see Alesia Exum‘s show, Seconds, at the Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard Street. As described on the gallery’s website – “In these instant portraits, Alesia captures a private moment in a public place, showing a quiet beauty amidst the chaos.” Not only are Alesia’s portraits, strong, spontaneous and memorable, the gallery is also a very cool, unconventional place to visit. It changes its look for every show. Alesia’s small gem portraits are framed in gold which makes the images sparkle and simultaneously puns on the preciousness of the art world. The show is up until April 30.

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Alexia at Opening

About Carol Dragon

Carol Dragon is a New York City photographer who focuses on portraiture. Her dramatic approach to capturing the essence of her subjects is done in a style reminiscent of master painters and yet is very much her own. Carol is one of the featured photographers in the recently released 100 New York Photographers by Cynthia Dantzig. She has a BFA and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her client list includes CBS, Scholastic Publishing, AOL Time Warner and Anson Mills. She is available for commissioned work worldwide.
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