March 9, 2005 - Village Voice

Lisa Kereszi & Jodie Vicenta Jacobson

Kereszi’s photos of empty public spaces—many of them bearing remnants of the old, obliterated Times Square—combine graphic punch with an instinctive understanding of the power of place that’s reminiscent of Mitch Epstein’s recent work. Her feel for fugitive traces of social history finds an echo in Jacobson’s work, which veers off on a more poetic path. Jacobson’s images—of huge, ripe cherries gathered in a child’s bare arms; flames in a suburban back yard; pink petals on vinyl flooring—hint at beauty’s tantalizing dark side.

—Vince Aletti