Date: Mar 16, 2018 - Apr 16, 2018
Please join Loni Efron for the Opening Celebration of
A Photographic Retrospective 2002-2018
by Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Friday, March 16, from 6-9 pm
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem, NY
Please join Ruben Natal-San Miguel and Loni Efron for a fabulous night of fun and photography honoring Ruben’s Sweet 6teen. A 16 year celebration of people, life and places through the lens of Ruben Natal-San Miguel.
Both Ruben and Loni are long time Harlem residents. Ruben shoots everyday life and turns to the streets to capture his unique portraits. He photographs people being themselves in their environments. As a long time Harlem resident Ruben often focuses on Harlem and NYC in his work. He has an eye for shooting the extraordinary. “I have always been drawn to textures, patterns, bright colors, great design and self-expression.” says Ruben, which is evident in the uniqueness of his work.
ilon Art Gallery was founded in 2014 by archivist and curator Loni Efron. Located in the heart of Harlem, this boutique gallery exhibits on three floors of an historic 1890’s brownstone. The gallery focuses on emerging and established photography. “I love Ruben’s work because it’s celebration of the diversity of cultures that make up our great city” says owner Loni Efron, “and Ruben’s work has with a strong focus on my favorite town, Harlem, NY.” Loni is very excited to exhibit a Harlem native artist. Loni Efron has been working as an archivist, photo editor, curator, software designer and art advisor for over 25 years, helping photographer’s exhibit and monetize their work. See www.ilonartgallery.com or www.ilon.com for more information.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel is an architect, photographer and curator. His stature in the photo world has earned him awards, features in major media, countless exhibitions and collaborations with photo icons such as Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas. Gallery shows include: Asya Geisberg, SoHo Photo, Rush Arts, Finch & Ada, Kris Graves Projects, Fuchs Projects, WhiteBox Gallery, Station Independent Projects Gallery and others. His work has been featured in numerous institutions: The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Griffin Museum of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Makeshift Museum in Los Angeles, University of Washington, El Museo del Barrio and Phillips Auction House. International art fair representation includes: Outsider Art Fair, SCOPE, PULSE, Art Chicago, Zona Maco, and Photo LA. His photography has been published in a long list of publications, highlights: New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time OUT, Aperture, Daily News, OUT, American Photo, ARTFORUM, VICE, Musee, ARTnet and The New Yorker. In 2016 Ruben’s Marcy’s Playground was selected for both the Billboard Collective and website for Apple. His photographs are in the permanent collection of El Museo Del Barrio in NYC.
Please contact Loni Efron at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for the gallery or private tours with the artist. Watch out for more exciting collaborations this month with Ruben at ilon Art Gallery.
ilon Art Gallery
204 Wet 123rd Street, Harlem
Opening Celebration Friday March 16, from 6-9pm
Copyright © 2018 ilon Art Gallery, All rights reserved.
“Mama” by Ruben Natal-San Miguel, 2017 Hunts Point, Bronx, NY
Kodak Endura Metallic Chromogenic Photograph
Dimensions 30×30 inches