Exhibiting at AIPAD: DARK, Broadway-inspired photographs by Mark S. Kornbluth


Beginning tomorrow at the VIP preview, exhibiting at the 42nd edition of AIPAD’s The Photography Show (5th Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York, NY), DARK—a solo exhibition of Mark S. Kornbluth’s photographs of Broadway theaters during the pandemic closure will be on view.

In 2020 when Broadway stages went dark, New York City’s theater buildings lit up the quiet nights in a state of suspended animation. At the encouragement of a mentor, Kornbluth traded his 35 mm for a large format digital camera and began making pictures of as many theaters as possible. Access to one of the busiest places on earth was unprecedented, and he took dozens of images of each structure.

The series comprises large-format photographs of dozens of New York City theater exteriors, including the Ambassador, Barrymore, Booth, Eugene O’Neill, Imperial, Lunt Fontaine, Lyric, Music Box, New Victory, and Richard Rodgers theaters are featured, among others. Broadway shows captured in the historical moment include The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Hangmen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Inheritance, Moulin Rouge, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.

The 2023 fair will feature fresh-to-market and museum-quality photography including cutting-edge contemporary, modern, and exemplary 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. DARK will be on display with Cavalier Gallery at booth 211.

General Admission
Friday, March 31: 12:00pm–7:00pm
Saturday, April 1: 12:00pm–7:00pm
Sunday, April 2: 12:00pm–5:00pm


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