First Love, Last Rites

My first solo show in New York, First Love, Last Rights, opens Friday, Nov 19 at Capricious. The show is a cumulation of a year and half of work looking at memory, adolescence, addiction, and, as you might gather from the title, first love. The photographs tell the story of a particularly tumultuous year of my adolescence and of the relationship with my boyfriend at the time. I asked a friend, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, to play the part of me, and we set up scenes and reenacted my memories from that time, using the people, clothes and places that figured into them. I also revisited places without her and photographed them as I would I have if I’d had a camera then. The results are displayed as both prints in the gallery and in a show catalogue that serves as a kind of scrapbook, bringing together photographs I made for the project with a personal text, an interview, and artifacts, including old photos and letters.

First Love Last Rites opens Friday, Nov 19, 7-9 pm at Capricious Space, 103 Broadway, and will be on view through Jan 15, 2011.

Click “Read More” for additional images from the show.

4 Comments

  1. Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Phenomenal! Definitely going to check it out…

  2. chris
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    is that stuyvesant park in ny?

  3. Skye Parrott
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    It is Stuyvesant Park. Good eye.

  4. Posted November 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    haha i have spent so much time there.amazing photos.x

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