Bodega

“I’m supposed to hit this house party later and I don’t want to show up empty handed. I’m not old enough to buy beer so I’ve been waiting here to see if I can find someone to buy it for me. So far, everyone’s been too scared. You wanna grab me a sixer?”

“Not really. I mean. I think it’s illegal to buy beer for a cat. And it’s not really good for you.”

“You’re just like the rest of ‘em.”

- Unknown, Ditmas Park

Now on view: Zoe Leonard: Analogue, a photo project a decade in the making. Analogue documents, in 412 color and black-and-white photographs, the texture of 20th-century urban life as seen in little bodegas, mom-and-pop stores with decaying facades and quirky handwritten signs, and shop windows displaying a mixed assortment of products. 

[Zoe Leonard. Chapter 17 from Analogue. 1998–2009. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Zoe Leonard]

Hayley A Silverman
Crude Currencies Singular (the real price of everything/what everything really costs/ to whom wants to acquire it/ the toil and trouble of acquiring it/ what everything is really worth/ to whom has acquired it/ and wants to dispose of it/ or exchange it/ for something else/ the toil and trouble which it can save/ which it can impose upon other people), 2015
Coin currencies (Chinese, Greek, Swedish, Canadian, Israeli, Russian,…), energy currencies (lumps of metal, rice, spices, bee pollen, berries), resin
each 3 17/20 × 3 17/20 inches