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Corporeality // Sophie Klafter


Sophie Klafter is a photographer who has spent the past three years creating a series of portraits of people with physical differences and limitations. Ms. Klafter was born with a neuromuscular disorder herself. Her photographs portray the strength it takes to get through life with an “imperfect” body. She believes that these people are too often misjudged solely by their appearance; being ignored, or even worse, seen as spectacles. Through her art she hopes to make those who are able-bodied more comfortable with and compassionate towards those with differences. Klafter’s intimate portraits, printed on a large scale, are accompanied by text about her subjects, giving life to their personalities and their true stories of capability and perseverance. The artist’s goal is to give the viewer the experience of their corpoReality.

corpoReality has won the Tierney Fellowship and The VSA Emerging Artist Award – currently on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

On View
March 7–April 11

The Glass House
51 Bergen St

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7

Gallery Hours
Thursday–Saturday, 1–7pm
Sunday, 1–5pm

This exhibition has been made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Invisible Dog Art Center’s 2015 Exhibition series is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Earlier Event: March 7
Artificial Moment // Nicolas Touron
Later Event: March 29
Artist Talk // Ian Trask