Laura Shechter

Momentary Glimpses


October 16 - November 14, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 6:00 - 8:30pm

DUMBO First Thursday: November 5, 6 - 9 PM


New York, NY.  Porter Contemporary presents Momentary Glimpses, a solo exhibition by Laura Shechter on view from October 16 through  November 14 with an opening reception to the public with the artist on Friday, October 16, from 6 - 8:30 PM.

Momentary Glimpses reflects the ever changing urban landscape of New York City through Laura Shechter's "perceptualist" and realist oil paintings.  Shechter, known for her still life and urban landscape paintings, focuses solely on urban landscapes in Momentary Glimpses. The exhibition captures the inconstant landscape of New York City since 2002, focusing primarily on the last 2 years of 2014 and 2015.

Shechter, born and raised in New York City, is more familiar than most of the city’s transitory nature and beauty. Shechter walks the five boroughs finding inspiration to tell the stories of growing neighborhoods: DUMBO, Bushwick and Williamsburg along with the subtleties of brief moments captured in views of Chinatown in Manhattan.

“Some views in Laura’s paintings will feel really familiar,” says gallery director and curator of this exhibition, Jessica L. Porter “while others make us feel like trespassers on some hidden scene. There are so many moments captured in Laura’s paintings that will disappear from this city possibly today, tomorrow or next year--architectural components as well as the graffiti depicted in many of the works. We are lucky to have it documented in this way.”

Momentary Glimpses will be on view through November 14 at Porter Contemporary, 145 Plymouth Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.