Day: May 4, 2015

AC Rec: Southern Rites – Gillian Laub

Gillian is the daughter of one of our long-time Artful Circle members, Carol Laub. Artful Circle is happy to share this news…

 

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Southern Rites – Gillian Laub

Benrubi Gallery 521 W 26th St, NYC

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xhibition Dates: May 14 – June 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday May 14th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
info@benrubigallery.com

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John Legend and Gillian Laub, The New York Times Talk

John Legend and Gillian Laub, The New York Times Talk

Benrubi Gallery, in collaboration with the International Center of Photography, is pleased to announce Southern Rites, the new exhibition from award-winning photographer Gillian Laub, whose previous exhibition at the gallery, Common Ground, dealt with the relationship between Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians. With Southern Rites, she again takes on a story steeped in generations-long tensions, and tells it with power, sensitivity and enduring poignancy.

Southern Rites is a provocative twelve-year visual study of one community’s struggle to confront long standing issues of race and equality. In 2002, Laub was invited to Mt. Vernon, Georgia, to photograph its segregated homecoming celebrations. She kept returning to the community and in 2009, The New York Times Magazine published a photo-essay by Laub titled, “A Prom Divided,” which documented Georgia’s Montgomery County High School’s racially segregated prom rituals.

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