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Suburban Vision Catalogue

Issue of 2002-06-03

Teasing black-and-white pictures of suburban ennui taken by this Photo League veteran after he moved to Westport, Connecticut, in 1973. Silver, who first came to fame in the fifties with his photographs of Muscle Beach in California, concentrates here on more prosaic, less inflated subjects—swing sets, boarded-up beach houses, baseball games, and campgrounds. This work is much quieter than Silver's early stuff; now when people are present, they're almost always alone in either a cramped or an endless landscape. But you leave feeling pretty sure that contemporary hot-shot scenarist Gregory Crewdson has learned a few tricks from this Connecticut chronicler. Through July 27. (Bruce Silverstein, 504 W. 22nd St. 627-3930.)