Gillian Laub : Southern Rites
May 14 - June 27 2015
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
About three years ago on a visit Gillian Laub's studio I got a chance to view this work.The first image has remain inside my head all this time,the vastness,the struggle between life and death in that Georgia red dirt.The feeling of heat and hope played against a sign that is a proclamation as well as a shout of desperation.Even as a southern who loves his land and place, I still find a struggle within no more than now .
This is a must see exhibition in New York now,so timely.There are three days left,yes the images and other aspects of this combination of projects will be on view in accessible forms to add to the discussion what is the south
The rest of this blog post is an edit of the gallery's press release, please go and see
Southern Rites is a provocative twelve-year visual study of one community’s struggle to confront