THANK YOU COME AGAIN
A collection of new work by Awol Erizku
OPENING RECEPTION – Thursday, July 19th, 7:30 – 10:30pm
Exhibition will be on view until September 6th
Rivington Design House is pleased to present Thank You Come Again, a collection of work by photographer Awol Erizku featuring photography, light sculpture, and installation. The exhibition’s opening reception will be on Thursday, July 19th, from 7:30-10:30pm, and will be on view until September 6th.
Under the guidance of such legends as David LaChapelle and Lorna Simpson, Erizku is one of the most succesful up and coming photographers in New York. Fresh out of Cooper Union, Erizku was picked up immediately for a solo show at Hasted Krauler gallery and innundated with requests from commercial publications such as Vice, Maxim, Photographer’s Forum, and Whitewall. The past two years of Erizku’s recent success exist primarily within his studio, buried within the basement of a neighborhood flower shop in Soho. In this time, Erizku has created a meticulous photographic catalogue of his visitors. This stream of images, projected through his tumblr “Thank You Come Again,” synthesize into a fluid entity connected through Awol’s irresistable nuances. Out of all his work this is undoubtedly the most personal, an extension of his identity.
This documentation manifests as visual ethnography, a well structured cultural symbology of his own creation that is defined only through the theatrical movements of his characters. Through a polished and elusively light-hearted aesthetic, Erikzu researches the enchantment of photography’s inevitable cultural embellishments.