You’ve seen their exhibition in Seward Park. Now it’s time to celebrate “Mom & Pops of the L.E.S” with photographers James and Karla Murray. The official opening festivities take place tomorrow (Saturday) from 1-3 p.m.
James & Karla Murray have spent years documenting New York’s vanishing storefronts. The exhibition features nearly life-size photos of four businesses (all but Katz’s Deli are gone). The project is part of the Art in the Parks UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant Program.
On Saturday, James and Karla will be talking about the exhibition — their motivations for it, and what they hope park visitors will gain from seeing the iconic storefronts. “Mom & Pops of the L.E.S” is set up in the southeast corner of the park. There will be free pickles from the Pickle Guys and candy from Economy Candy.