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The Invisible Dog Store Grand Opening // Matthew Welch


Steven and William Ladd first visited The Invisible Dog in the summer of 2009. The brothers have been collaborating for the past 10 years. A commission to build a chandelier for the space led to a lasting friendship with the director, a love for the space, and an influx of materials into their studio. The materials – industrial belt and buckle parts – were left over from the factory’s heyday.  They utilized the materials to hand-make beautiful design objects.

With the collaboration of Miggy Buck, Liz Burow, Carlton Dewoody, Roy Glorioso, Alicia Kelley Lapp, Ethan Long, Shane Powers, Chauanda Tan & Ecosystems

Curated by Steven and William Ladd & performance by Matthew Welch

Regarded as “a composer possessed of both rich imagination and the skill to bring his fancies to life” by Time Out New York, composer and bagpipe virtuoso Matthew Welch (b.1976) holds two degrees in Music Composition, a BFA from Simon Fraser University (1999), and an MA from Wesleyan University (2001), having studied with noted composers such as Barry Truax, Rodney Sharman, Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton.

Date + Times
Friday, April 23


The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.

Earlier Event: April 1
Later Event: April 24
Works Progress // Recession Art Show