Bridge at 59th

Bridge at 59th

The speed of life in New York City inspired Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, both musicians from Queens, to write and record a song about the Queensboro Bridge, "The 59th Street Bridge Song" ("Feelin' Groovy") in 1966. Gheorghe made the image from Roosevelt Island in 2019. The bridge crosses East River and connects Long Island City, Queens, to the Upper East Side Manhattan, and passes over Roosevelt Island, which was Gheorghe’s first home in America.

Never Sleeps

Never Sleeps

Never Sleeps is a photograph made in 2018 inspired by the atmosphere of the city at night. The city's attractions gave New York City the nickname of "the city that never sleeps," a nickname used in both movies and songs.

The Rondo

The Rondo

The inspiration for The Rondo is "Blue Rondo la Turk," a jazz standard composition by Dave Brubeck. The photograph captures the beat of jazz with a round pattern of lights moving with rhythm and harmony. Gheorghe made this photograph from Roosevelt Island in 2019.

42nd Street

42nd Street

42nd Street hosts some of the best-known buildings in the city. This skyscraper made of glass that looks like a clarinet at night is Bank of America Tower, located at One Bryant Park on 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Many musical events and movie screenings take place in Bryant Park.

Rhapsody of Lights

Rhapsody of Lights

Rhapsody of Lights captures the city's architecture seeing beyond the surrounding lights. The building, Saks Fifth Avenue, attracts countless tourists during the winter holidays when it displays an impressive show of lights and music. Roxana Gheorghe called it Rhapsody of Lights inspired by George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue that combines classical music with jazz elements.

New York City at Dusk

New York City at Dusk

New York City at Dusk is an abstract view of the city from Roosevelt Island made in 2019. The colors, the patterns, and the deep texture separate the picture into different forms and shapes.

Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan is the house of some of the highest buildings in the world. Similar to the musical notes, the buildings reach up into the sky, with rhythm and pattern. The lights surrounding the buildings are pulling you into the city.

"New York City with Lights," a project of discovering the city through lights and music while looking beyond the conventional. 

"Bridge at 59th" is part of the Members' Showcase 2020 Virtual Exhibition & Through the Window at 213 Main Street Gallery, June 5 - June 27. 

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Gheorghe donates 10% to the World Food Bank or the charity of your choice*

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