U P C O M I N G   E X H I B I T I O N S


The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea

Photographs by Linda Troeller

also with artworks from Mick Rock, April Barton

and other Chelsea Hotel artists

November 10, 2017 - March 2017
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027

Built in 1883, the Hotel Chelsea, on 23rd Street in New York City, quickly became the most famous and notorious hotel in the world. From day one, it has been a center of artistic and bohemian activity, with notable residents like actor Ethan Hawke, painter Phillip Taaffe, magazine editor Sally Singer, filmmaker Milos Forman, poet and painter Rene Ricard, beat poet Herbert Huncke, and novelist Joseph O'Neill. This photographic collage of images and vignettes was gathered by a longtime hotel resident prior to the hotel's restoration under new ownership. It unpacks suitcases of memories with atmospheric photographs of residents and guests from for 20 years. As the author notes, "Life at the Chelsea Hotel arrived in fragments, signs, things heard, and things felt, rather than chronologically charted."

     photo by Linda Troeller at the Chelsea Hotel

     photo by Linda Troeller at the Chelsea Hotel


Uncovered

Photographs by Ken Regan

Spring 2018
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027

Fetauring previously unseen or rarely seen photographs from the legendary lensman Ken Regan, focusing on historical and cultural happenings throughout the turbulent 1960s that he captured on film.

The current show covers the wide range of his work — music, movies, sports, fashion, and political events — from 1960-1969. In addition to documenting the storied pop culture scene of that decade, Regan was a photojournalist who chronicled many of the most important newsmakers of the era.

Juxtaposed with his photos of Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis, Jr. performing together, Truman Capote, and other celebrities are stark images of the Black Panthers and of police dealing with a protest, the Apollo 11 Astronauts in a parade with New York City Mayor Lindsay in January 1969, Robert F. Kennedy with his sons at the Bronx Zoo in 1968, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March to the UN in April 1967.

Sally Rand by Ken Regan

Sally Rand by Ken Regan

Sneakerhead

a group photography exhibition

September 2018
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027

 As stated in the title “Sneakerhead” is all about our obsession with sneakers.  Harlem is the heart of this phenomenon and my gallery is located in the heart of Harlem.  We exists between the worlds best sneaker shops and pawn shops.

photo by Magdela Magdalena Wosinska

photo by Magdela Magdalena Wosinska