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July 22, 2015 12:25 ET

Manhattan's Newest Gallery Space Is Now at Adorama

The Adorama Store Is Now the First Chance to See Some of New York's Most Talked-About Artists and Gallery Shows -- Located at 42 W 18 Street Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues; Don't Miss This Thursday's Opening Reception for New Installation "Human Nature"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) - Adorama (http://www.adorama.com), one of the world's largest photography, video and audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is furthering its commitment to artists and the creative community with its new series of gallery exhibitions hosted in the Adorama retail store at 42 West 18th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. This Thursday, the Adorama Gallery will launch its next exhibition, Human Nature, starting with a reception to celebrate the opening (http://www.adorama.com/alc/browse/pages/gallery-opening-reception-human-nature-collaboration-between-photographers-erica-simone). Information on all shows and events can be found on Adorama's website at http://www.adorama.com/alc/events. All gallery shows are free and open to the public.

Adorama Gallery Shows New Artists First
The featured shows are quickly becoming the best, first place to see New York's most talked-about exhibitions. In June 2015, Adorama opened photographer Miska Draskoczy's show titled Gowanus Wild, which explores the appearance of nature and wildlife in an unexpected urban environment. A month later, the show was highlighted in a two-page spread in The New York Times (online at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/nyregion/a-photographer-finds-abundant-life-in-and-around-the-gowanus-canal.html?_r=0#).

Human Nature, Opening July 23rd
Specially curated for Adorama, the next exhibition will launch this Thursday, July 23rd. Titled Human Nature: a collaboration between photographers Erica Simone and Jaci Berkopec, this show celebrates the idea of humanity as an integral part of nature, or, as itself being nature and not separate from it.

From the artists' exhibition statement: "With nature, with the Earth and the heavens, with the animals and with each other, humans share, grow and create together. Our life is a gift and too often nature is taken for granted. We must re-learn to cherish... our natural world: our true ultimate caretaker."

Berkopec and Simone are also known for having recently created a philanthropic organization called Curators for a Cause, which focuses on progressive causes such as human rights, social justice and equality, environmentalism and more (www.curatorsforacause.com).

Visitors can RSVP for this event online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-nature-a-collaboration-between-erica-simone-jaci-berkopec-tickets-17658768853. Human Nature is sponsored by Moab by Legion Paper (http://moabpaper.com/).

Coming Next in the Adorama Gallery:
Coming to the Adorama gallery space later in August is Julio's House, a study by architect and photographer Orestes Gonzales of his late uncle's life through images of his living space. Gonzales' uncle was a flamboyant gay man who was able to get family members out of 1960s Cuba over the span of many years. Learning the details of his uncle's life after his death, Gonzales uses this series to examine his evolving opinion of his uncle while, at the same time, dismantling the myth of hyper-masculinity and homophobia that is prevalent in Latin American culture.

From Gonzales' artist's statement: "The ever-changing scenarios in the economy, technology, politics and society in general makes us constantly reevaluate who we are. As our place in this world evolves, so does our own recognition and discovery of ourselves."

Orestes Gonzales currently lives in Queens, New York, and is a staple in the Long Island City arts community. Adorama will host the opening reception for the Julio's House exhibition on Thursday, August 20th, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Additional artist and sponsor information, and sign ups for this show will be made available at http://www.adorama.com/alc/events. The show runs through September 11, 2015.

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store -- it's one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, video, audio and consumer electronics. Adorama's vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company, and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, "Best of the Web" by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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