The Gallery: Miles Ladin

Pin it button

Aha! A solution for those of us with limited wall space….and a desire to fill our lives with original art work.

Introducing photographer Miles Ladin who has recently published two limited edition unbound artist books, each a collection of photographs and poems, presented in cloth-covered, book-like boxes. The book can be displayed on a coffee table, where you can leaf through the individual prints, or choose a few to frame, leaving others safely in the box.

Pin it button


That Various Field presents seventeen 11”x14” landscape photographs reflecting the locations where the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Schuyler lived, visited, and found inspiration -- New York, Vermont, and Maine -- plus 5 of his poems. (Schuyler was active in the 50’s as part of the New York School of Poets --think Frank O’Hara, John Ashbury, Kenneth Koch.)

Pin it button

Vermont Lake


Pin it button

Ferns

Pin it button

South Hampton Tree

Pin it button

Water and Rocks, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine
Lunch Poems, another unbound collection, is an homage to Fran O’Hara and the urban landscape of his poetry.

Pin it button

This edition includes two of his poems and 27 Epson archival pigment ink prints on woven fiber paper.

Pin it button

He

Pin it button

Apple

Pin it button

Ropes

More information about both books can be found through Califia Books. (http://www.califiabooks.com/finepress/l/milesladin.html) These books are also on exhibition at Connecticut College, New London, CT through March 3.

Miles also sent me a photo from his very latest series, Service Entrance, an investigation of these entrances to buildings in the US’s wealthiest postal codes (10021 and 10022,NY’s Upper East Side).

Pin it button

In the artist’s words:
Perhaps the entrances, like the maids and workmen who use them, are kept hidden, downtrodden and at a distance, thereby not intruding on the idyll of affluence. These are entrances that most people (including the buildings' residences) don't really notice, much like the individuals that use them. They are invisible yet they are intrinsic to the structure.

These 16x20 images are available for $750

You can view more of Miles’ work on the White Columns Curated Registry and at his own site, milesladin.com.

Below are two older photographs I just couldn’t resist. Something about these lavish tables and elegant arms.

Pin it button

Boils and Baubles 1997

Pin it button

Debutante Ball Dinner at Mortimers, 1994

-- Amy Chase

(not maxwell - that's just autofill)

You might also like

Categories

Artwork

Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

2 Comments