April 26, 2018
KHALIK ALLAH in THE NEW YORK TIMES
10 Galleries to Visit Now on the Upper East Side
By MARTHA SCHWENDENER
The Upper East Side — the area called “above East 50th Street” on gallery apps like See Saw and Artforum — is thriving...
The Art Deco Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street has historically been an art gallery hive. One of its tenants is Gitterman, a gallery devoted to photography and now showing the work of Khalik Allah, a young filmmaker and photographer. (Mr. Allah’s most recent film, “Black Mother,” was shown at this year’s edition of New Directors/New Films.) The photographs here were shot in Harlem, at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, an area that was also the subject of his 2015 film, “Field Niggas.” Together, they are like a sheet of drawings by an old master, a study in facial expressions that suggests a range of experiences, from the ecstatic to the infernal.
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