Visual Arts: Discovering Discovery Channel

Caught between N. 14th and 16th Streets, The Dunes gallery opens with a photo exhibition capturing everyone’s favorite small-screen sights.
By Shira Karsen

Cake Boss, by . Shown in "Celebrities and Other Animals" exhibition at the Dunes Gallery.

Who says the only way to watch TV is to view it? Thanks to The Dunes Gallery and Discovery Creative, (the promotional guys responsible for our favorite guilty pleasures like NY Ink and Cake Boss), we can now catch and those psudo-Hillbillies from Hillbilly Handfishin’ in all their still, photographic glory.

The exhibition includes 22 wacky (ehm ‘thought provoking’) photos shot by some seriously impressive photographers–like George Lange and Brett Stirton–and have never been seen by the general public. The shots are meant to “capture the essence” of these multi-season series, but even for audiences who have saved a few brain cells (unlike the rest of us) these photos can stand alone as quirky works of art. What’s more, select photos will be on sale with all proceeds going to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. So put your discovery cap on kids (adults)! It’s time to kick yourself off the couch and into the art gallery.

Poodle, By Keith Barraclough. Shown in "Celebrities and Other Animals" exhibit.

MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, By Phillip Toledano

For more information on Celebrities and Other Animals, click here!

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