Featured Artist

 There’s no lobby art here. Just art.  

Each season, we adorn our spacious lobby with work from a new visual artist. 

Curated with Aaron Stern and Olivia Smith of A Medium Format, the selected works are designed to complement and enhance The Blake’s signature vibes, while keeping the space fresh and ever-evolving. 

Aaron Stern is an artist, publisher and curator living in New York City.  His photographs, books, poetry and curatorial projects have appeared in publications and institutions such as International Center for Photography, SF MoMA Library, Paris Photo, Los Angeles Art Book Fair, Index Art Fair, The Paris Review, Vogue, The New York Times & Interview Magazine.

Image credit: Aaron Stern

Cole Barash (b. 1987) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Working in the mediums of digital, analog, and archival photography, his work often focuses on the conversation of color and composition between two objects or moments. His photography has been featured in numerous publications including, Time Lightbox, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Relapse Mag, among others. His book, Grimséy (2015) was published by The Silas Finch Foundation and subsequently recognized by TIME as one of the top photobooks of 2015. Images from Grimséy have been displayed in a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Iceland in 2017. Barash’s most recent book, Smokejumpers (2017) presents a vision into the truly inaccessible world of wildland firefighters and was shortlisted for the 2017 Anamorphosis Prize becoming part of the Franklin Furnace Archive as well as the collection at the MoMA Library.

Image credit: Cole Barash