Friday, July 29, 2011

Honoring the workers of Gourmet Garage in Soho

We've always liked Curt Hoppe's work. (See our posts on him here... and here.)

His latest project is titled "The Sum of Our Parts," a photographic project celebrating the workers of Gourmet Garage on Broome Street in Soho ...




For the series of hyper-realist paintings, Hoppe took photos of the workers... their photos were taken during a period of nine sessions, not lasting more then 15 minutes each.

...and here are a few of the photos...





The exhibit, presented by the Woodward Gallery, is in the front windows of the Gourmet Garage on Broome and Mercer through August. Gourmet Garage opened as a wholesaler in 1981 ... and as a storefront in 1992.

4 comments:

clayton patterson said...

great photo series. Good job Curt. clayton

Goggla said...

Ah, two of my favorite checkers...I eat lunch here and the soup/sushi/counter guys work hard and are always friendly. They deserve medals for tolerating often obnoxious customers.

Marc H. Miller said...

Clever use of the art space. Everyone is a winner: the workers, Gourmet Garage, Woodward Gallery, and especially Hoppe.

Anonymous said...

Really great photos. Thank you for posting them.