P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present a new body of work by California-based photographer Ari Marcopoulos. Best known for his anthropological, insider look at snowboarding, skateboarding and hip-hop cultures, Marcopoulos' photographs reflect a casual, self-taught aesthetic.
An opportunity for insight into a more private aspect of the artist's life, the twenty color photographs shown at P.S.1 might seem a deliberate departure from Marcopoulos' previous work. But whether tracking the nomadic packs of professional snowboarders, or the Beastie Boys on tour, Marcopoulos has always been drawn to the spontaneous and genuine dynamic of alternative incarnations of family. For the first time he explores what it means to be a member of his own domestic tribe.