The Gallery: Miles Ladin
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.
South Hampton Tree
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.
This edition includes two of his poems and 27 Epson archival pigment ink prints on woven fiber paper.
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).
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 16×20 images are available for $750
Below are two older photographs I just couldn’t resist. Something about these lavish tables and elegant arms.
Boils and Baubles 1997
Debutante Ball Dinner at Mortimers, 1994
— Amy Chase
(not maxwell – that’s just autofill)