Join us at Bungee Space on September 21st, Wednesday, at 7 p.m of the artist Scott Rossi's first monograph's New York launching event. Rossi will sign and give a casual chat about the book.
Common Place is a visual meditation on Central Park. The project explores the results of intentions set forth by the park’s chief architect, Frederick L. Olmsted, who wanted Central Park to be a democratic space that allows all New Yorkers to escape from the distractions of urban life in Manhattan. Olmsted believed that, by recreating the peacefulness of nature, parks would soothe and restore the human spirit. Never has Olmsted’s vision been more relevant than during this global crisis, which has taken millions of lives while stay-at-home regulations swept across the globe. Whether using the expansive landscape as a place to relax, to escape or to love, this project translates these actions photographically. Common Place illustrates the importance of public parks and how during this moment, New Yorkers found what they needed within Central Park.
Scott Rossi is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York. His work explores the poetic nuances of daily life, often focusing on subcultures and public spaces. Rossi is a graduate of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program at The International Center of Photography.
Poster Designed by Sixuan Tong