CARL MARCUS | WHAT WE LOOK AT

AUGUST 2018

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; 
They have their exits and their entrances," 
- William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


The stage is the Hunter College-68th Street Station. 
The only props are wooden benches. 
The actors need no script or costumes; they are perfectly cast as they are. 
When the next train arrives, the players are whisked away and the new actors descend the stairways to take their place. 
The actors are the audience: the audience the actors. 
This is a snippet for people to see, of life in New York City, in our times; for those who live here, or elsewhere, or those who are yet to come. 
We all share a fundamental curiosity to observe those we do not know, and who live in different places and times. After all, at heart, we are all voyeurs.

This exhibit is the product of 5000 photos, shot over three years, during all four seasons, in the Hunter College 68th Street subway station. The intent is to visually present the human stories which we all hear in our minds as we scan the images. Carl Marcus is typically known for his large format landscape and portrait photography. He was born in New York City and moved to Telluride forty years ago.

Carl Marcus's exhibit will be on display at the Telluride Arts HQ during the month of August 2018. The gallery is located across the street from the library at 135 W Pacific Ave, in Telluride, CO. Join us for a reception with the artist during the Telluride Artwalk, August 2, 2018, 5-8 PM.

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