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Chapel // Steven + William Ladd


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 we have of entering confessionals in our church as kids. Chapel creates a space to reflect, relax, or be inspired.

Confessional is a freestanding structure that the viewer will be invited to enter and reflect. Simply constructed of wood, metal, thread, trimmings and glass, it is compact, and is comprised of 22 components. The doors include glass bead panels reminiscent of stained glass. 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.

Anne Austin Pearce: Kansas City artist Anne Austin Pearce will also do a 3 day residency during which she will invite audience members to make a confession on the back of a Micro Myth: Confessions of Rights. For later inclusion in a book, these Micro Myths are a series of 600 small scale works created specifically in conjunction with Chapel in one of her personal chapels, the jungle surrounding the Rimbun Dahan, a Private Arts Center in Malaysia, through grants from LIAEP and Rockhurst University.

On View
September 12–October 17

Main Space
51 Bergen St

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 12

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

Steven and William Ladd: Chapel is made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Invisible Dog Art Center, GlassLab, a design program of The Corning Museum of Glass, and 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). The works for this exhibition are made possible through the support of Cristina Grajales Gallery.