Alec Soth’s series "Broken Manual" at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York

artwork: Alec Soth - Framed archival pigment print, 2008 - Courtesy: Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

NEW YORK, NY.- Sean Kelly Gallery announces the opening of Alec Soth’s new exhibition, “Broken Manual”, which is Soth’s premiere exhibition with the gallery and the first opportunity to view such a large selection of this important body of work in New York. The majority of photographs that comprise this compelling series were taken over a four-year period, from 2006-2010. They reflect Soth’s increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some—specifically male— Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization. The resultant work is a group of portraits of men and the landscapes they inhabit that are poignant, disturbing and mysterious. Soth’s uncanny ability to gain the trust of those whom he photographs gave him unprecedented access to these notoriously elusive individuals, in moments, variously, of brooding, deep reflection or vulnerability. On view through 11th March.