Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Photography Exhibition at Eye Studio Gallery

The Eye Studio Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by Jeffrey Ladd on view from December 6th until January 26th 2008. There will be an opening reception on Thursday December 6th from 6-8 pm. This show brings together 24 photographs of religious festivals and ceremony in Mexico and Nicaragua.

“For approximately three years I have been examining and describing aspects of religious faith based around Catholicism. After marrying into a family whose religious beliefs and practice are steeped in Catholic traditions, I have been balancing between my own beliefs and my criticism of the politics of such a powerful institution such as the Catholic Church.

Photography has been a way for me to examine those traditions that are new to me and see both the beauty and my personal critiques within the same moment. This photographic project has been my way of bridging the divide between personal faiths and politics and establishes, in images, a way for me to navigate this new territory aside from my biases.” Jeffrey Ladd

Drop by, have a drink, look at some photographs and introduce yourself. (If Senior Whiskets panned your book now’s your chance to get even.)

The Eye Studio Gallery is an exhibition and work space for the photographers Ed Grazda, Jason Eskenazi, Doug Sandhage, Pedro Linger-Gasiglia and Jeffrey Ladd. The exhibition schedule will alternate between presenting original works of these photographers and exhibitions dedicated to celebrating the “photobook” as a work of art.

The Eye Studio Gallery is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district at 526 West 26th Street in suite #507 on the fifth floor. Besides specific event dates or opening reception times, the gallery will be open by appointment only. Appointments can be arranged by calling (212) 242-1593.