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10.05.2011

 

On a ranch in Nevada... but far from a romance novel! Marc McAndrews' Nevada Rose - Inside the American Brothel. exhibition in New York

Nevada allows two things that are banned in the rest of the United States: gambling and prostitution. Marc McAndrews has been travelling through the mostly unexplored territory for five years and describes the life and background of the local brothels in his ‘Nevada Rose’ series.

He visited ‘Mona’s Ranch’, ‘Sherri’s Ranch’ and the ‘Wild Kat Ranch’. In fact, we discovered that the pictures are more ‘ranch’ than ‘raunchy’.

Working girls, cooks, laundry rooms, fitness facilities, private abodes. Marc captures it all and what lies beneath, as long as it plays a part in the big picture. Cute and colourfully furnished rooms in colonial style, inviting fluffed up sofa pillows and seductively dressed cleavage.

One is almost inclined to think of a journey through the East of the United States, past the hotels with velvety wallpaper and equally as tempting ladies of the house.

In his photography, Marc McAndrews deals with the documentation of American culture. His client portfolio includes magazines such as Time, Stern and Exit as well as Coca-Cola, Sony and Discovery Channel. Nevada Rose was nominated for the NY Photo Award 2009.

Umbrage Editions will publish a photo book in time for the exhibition at the New York Umbrage Gallery.


Marc McAndrews
Nevada Rose – Inside the American Brothel

Exhibition curated by Jon Feinstein

Umbrage Gallery
111 Front Street | Suite 208
Brooklyn, New York

12th of May – 30th of June 2011
Private view: 12th of May 2011, 6pm – 8pm

Book Release After-Party
With Amber Martin, Julia Haltigan, Mika Tan Dennis Hof

12th of May, 8pm – 2pm
Bubby’s Brooklyn, 1 Main Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
$25 in advance | $35 at door
Tickets available at: nevadaroseafterparty.tumblr.com

Book:
Hardcover Book, $40
9 x 12 inches, 160 Pages
ISBN: 978-1–884167–15-7

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews

Nevada Rose - Photographs by Marc McAndrews