The Andy Freeberg ‘Sentry’ series captures the countless desks found in art galleries. Using then booming New York neighborhood Chelsea, photographer Andy Freeberg shares the pristine, yet looming, giant entry desks. Inspired while visiting a gallery, Freeberg demonstrates how the minimalistic workspace often hides the human presence behind the desks. Strangely enough this lack of human contact was an occurrence in most galleries.
According to the artist’s website, his study into the art world led Freeberg “to wonder, in this digital world of email and instant messaging that supposedly makes us more connected, are we also setting up barriers to the simple eye to eye contact that affirms our humanity?” The Andy Freeberg Sentry series manages to expose how even the emotional art world has begun to appear clinical in the digital era.