The exhibition features work spanning those five decades and includes images that have left a lasting impact on both the art world and the general public. From Ruth Orkin’s well-known photograph "American Girl in Italy" to her evocative street scenes and portraits, Orkin's works capture a moment in time, revealing the essence of the human experience, often with a touch of humor married to a keen eye for detail. Morris Engel, an equally accomplished photographer who served in the Navy in World War II under Edward Steichen, was an influential figure in independent filmmaking.
On Saturday 18 November , Mad Rose Gallery will host a special event - a rare screening of "Little Fugitive" the timeless classic co-directed by Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel. This film, which made its debut in 1953 and was honored with the Silver Lion award in Venice, is a heartfelt and charming glimpse into the world of childhood innocence as well as a view of New York that has long passed.
Also screened will be "Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life," a documentary directed by their daughter Mary Engel that offers an intimate look at Orkin's life, her creative process, and the enduring impact of her work. Mary will be present for a Q&A after both films.
The screenings at The Millerton Movie House will be followed by a reception at Mad Rose Gallery in Millerton where the work of both artists will be on prominent display. The exhibition will run from November 15 through December 31, 2023. The gallery welcomes visitors from Wednesday through Sunday, with operating hours extending from noon to 5pm, and Saturdays featuring extended hours until 6pm.
The Mad Rose Gallery’s mission is to foster a vibrant and inclusive artistic community by showcasing exceptional fine art and photography and actively engaging with the Millerton, NY, and surrounding area community. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community events, we aim to inspire, connect, and enrich the lives of individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
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