Saturday, April 23, 2011

"DINNER", A Photo Exhibition at Umbrella Arts, NYC

Elijah and Ashley's Wedding, Murfreesboro, TN, 2009
© Robert Forlini
I will be exhibiting two photographs in a forthcoming exhibition entitled "DINNER" at Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City. To quote from the show's description, "From casual meals to gourmet banquetsDINNER is part of our daily lives. Whether we celebrate it or just tolerate it, we can’t do without it. We plan greatly for it, or grin and bear it. It’s a ritual, whether eating on the run or at the dinner table, alone or with friends and family. We romance and socialize around it, worry about it, prepare for it, dread it, or try to ignore it. We study recipes, look through fancy restaurant windows in envy, are hungry for the next DINNER, wonder if we can afford it." The show was juried by photographer Harvey Stein, who selected my pictures Elijah and Ashley's Wedding, Murfreesboro, TN, 2009 and Backyard Supper, Yonkers, NY, 1989 for inclusion in the show.

  • The exhibition will run from May 19 to June 18, 2011.
  • There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, May 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Gallery Hours are: Thursday-Saturday, 1:00-6:00 PM and by appointment.
  • The gallery is located at 317 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003, and can be contacted at (212) 505-7196 or at
Backyard Supper, Yonkers, NY, 1989  © Robert Forlini


  1. Grandma looks exasperated. Mom looks pensive. Can't tell about Dad with the cup obscuring his face. Aunt Louise looks tense. Grandma will probably outlive us all!

  2. Robert, I remember the moment when Susan was holding Charlie Ruth while talking to Elijah and Ashley, you captured the moment beautifully.