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Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Friday, December 24, 2021

Opening Reception: October 7: 6-8 pm

Please join us for the inaugural solo exhibition by Marie Tomanova at C24 Gallery, Finding Magic Together, a collection of new works in her ongoing series of photographs of a new generation of New Yorkers, unbound by convention.


We first showed Tomanova’s works in our 2020 group exhibition, On the Inside: Portraiture Through Photography. Her refreshing take on New York City youth culture was initially the result of her own desire to make friends as a newly transplanted NYC resident, back in 2012. Since then, she has photographed hundreds of young people, enough to fill two books with intimate and engaging portraits that evoke a complex mix of toughness and tenderness.


Her first book, Young American, published in 2019, contained an introduction by celebrated American photographer, Ryan McGinley. Her recently published book with art historian Thomas Beachdel, New York New York (Hatje Cantz), features a foreword by culture icon Kim Gordon.


Tomanova says: “This work is about New York City as a landscape of youth and a portrait of place—entwining person and environment. It is about places and people I have met here and the magic we found together. It is about discovering and expressing our identity or identities. It is about the beautiful fluidity of identity and experience. It is us. It is about being free to be yourself. It is about being with others. It is about New York City as a place of becoming. And it is about togetherness and the power of being together—connecting.”


We are excited to be debuting these images while selections from our recent exhibition, Street Life, featuring works by New York-based artists Lisbeth FirminCoby Kennedy and Ryan Sarah Murphy remain on view in our downstairs atrium. Together, these collections speak to the dynamic character of this city and the people who bring it to life.


After a busy summer exhibiting in France at Rencontres d’Arles and the Czech Republic, with plans to have her work shown in China this fall, we are thrilled to welcome Marie back to New York for her first solo exhibition here at C24 Gallery. We hope you will join us.


Reminder: as per NYC regulations, visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination before entry. 


For more information about Marie Tomanova or C24 Gallery, please contact

For more images and information on all available works, please click HERE.

Click HERE to watch the Panel Discussion with Marie Tomanova, Thomas Beachdel and Karen Marshall, Moderated by Amanda Hajjar.


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