Thursday, March 22, 7pm
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
$5 general admission, $3 for other students with ID
Q & A to follow the discussion.
Working with photography, archives, film and text, the focus of Leigh Ledare’s practice lies in an investigation of how we are formed as subjects, not merely at the level of identity but at the level of our projected desires, motivations and aspirations. These inter-relational drives often impose irreconcilable demands on the individual. His work explores this position of ambivalence as it relates to agency, representation, self-presentation, and issues produced by the enactment of this work in the context of the real world.
Born in Seattle, Washington in 1976, Leigh Ledare received his MFA from Columbia University in 2008. Recent solo and group exhibitions of the artist’s work include: WIELS, Brussels, (2012); The Box, Los Angeles (2012); Double Bind, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Pretend You’re Actually Alive, Les Rencontres de Arles, Arles (2009); Swiss Institute New York (2009); Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2008); International Center of Photography, New York (2008); and Prague Biennale (2009). Leigh Ledare lives and works in New York City and Los Angeles. He is represented by Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp (www.officebaroque.com).The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street (betw 2nd/3rd Ave), Third Floor
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