Dennis Hopper Would Be Proud

Mitch Epstein's (1983). Photo: Image courtesy of Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

As inextricable from youthful folly as they may be, road trips, in the purest sense, are somewhat foreign to New Yorkers — at least to those of us who haven't driven in years. Get in touch with the rest of the country and check out the blissfully nostalgic "Easy Rider: Road Trips through America," opening tomorrow at Yancey Richardson. The exhibit includes works by Lee Friedlander, Allen Ginsberg, Ernst Haas, and Mitch Epstein — who offers this slice of early-eighties American culture as his welcome contribution to the gallery's narrative. We're not entirely sure why those parents let their kids lie around with no pants on, but those old-school RVs are pretty sweet. —Rachel Wolff