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Ladd Brothers’ Chapel Exhibition and Opening at Invisible Dog
51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Opening reception on Saturday, September 12 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
On view September 12 – October 17

About the Exhibition:

Chapel by Steven and William Ladd will be presented at The Invisible Dog Art Center in the fall of 2015. The ground floor will be transformed into a space for reflection with a confessional, a glass wall, and drawings. Chapel draws on the medieval gothic glass windows of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris, and the vivid memories they have of entering confessionals in their church as kids. Chapel creates a space to reflect, relax, or be inspired.

Simply constructed of wood, metal, thread, trimmings, and glass, the confessional is compact, and is comprised of 22 components. Inside is a world of striped textile panels constructed of stretched trimmings, a chandelier and a chair. The chandelier will be produced in collaboration with GlassLab, a design program of The Corning Museum of Glass. Hundreds of hand-blown-tubular-glass beads will be woven into textiles, which will become the translucent surface of the chandelier.

Also on exhibition will be a wall composed of glass bead panels. These panels hang on a track that enable them to slide independently or align to create the feeling of a stained glass wall. Each panel will be comprised of over 30 pounds of glass and takes around 200 hours to handloom. A wall of drawings explore density, light, sewn-on trinkets, and concepts of reflection, meditation, and sacred space.

During the run of the exhibition, artist Anne Pearce will do a 3-day residency. She will create abstract drawings on 5×7 inch cards, inspired by the concept of sacred space. Visitors will be invited to select a drawing—which they can keep—and write a reflection on the back.

Opening Reception Saturday, September 12, from 6 to 10pm
Gallery hours: Thursday to Saturday, from 1 to 7pm, Sunday from 1 to 5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment only
Closed on Monday

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