C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present A Tale of Two Cities, a solo exhibition by New York-based photographer Alexey Titarenko. Bringing together two iconic bodies of work taken in Saint Petersburg, Russia and Havana, Cuba, this exhibition showcases Titarenko’s poetic and subtly crafted images that capture the enduring spirit of these two cities.

Alexey Titarenko has gained international recognition for his photographs of his native city, Saint Petersburg. Traditional notions of street photography are built upon through the use of long exposures and motion blur, capturing ghostly or sometimes fragmented figures as they move through historic city streets. Crowds appear as billowing clouds of smoke filling train station steps, canals subtly twist and pirouette through the camera’s gaze. The result is an atmosphere steeped with intimacy and personal presence.

In Havana, phantom-like figures roam among grey ruins There is a timeless quality to this city. The light present amidst Titarenko’s signature grey tones provides a warmth that is set apart from the Saint Petersburg series. It grants a vibrancy that feels at the core of Havana’s identity, it evokes a sense of hope and promise.

Alexey Titarenko (b. 1962, St. Petersburg, Russia) has received numerous awards from institutions such as the Musee de l’Elysee in Lousanne, Switzerland, Soros Center for Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the national Audiovisual Centre in Dudelange, Luxembourg. He has participated in many international festivals, biennales, and projects and has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States. His works are in the collections of major international museums including the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the George Eastman house in Rochester, New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Getty Museum in Los Angelos, California, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

A Tale of Two Cities will be on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery from January 26th through March 4th, 2023. A reception will take place on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Masks covering the nose and mouth are REQUIRED at this event. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We are pledged to follow certain requirements for COVID-19 safety compliance. Please see our website for details. Press Inquiries: info@cgrimaldisgallery.com

Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We are pledged to follow certain requirements for COVID-19 safety compliance. Please see our website for details. Press Inquiries: info@cgrimaldisgallery.com

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