July 14- August 5, 2012

July 14- August 5th
Rooms 1 & 2: Ves Pitts
Ghost WalkVes was born in Andalusia, Alabama. He has lived in New York for the last 18 years. Since moving to New York he has been documenting gay nightlife, theater, art, and burlesque performances. He has also photographed throughout the Deep South and cities like London, Cairo, Paris and Los Angeles. He is represented by the Christopher Henry Gallery in New York. In 2008 he had his second solo exhibition at the gallery called “Cake Bomb”  and a group show at London’s Act Art 6. In 2012 he had a solo show at the gallery called MEOW! which included the video collaboration with Joe Jeffreys called "Alter Altars". In 2008 he published "Two Cigarette and a Wig" a photography book. In 2009 he published two photo books “Tripping the Light Fantastic” and “Furious Fun”. In 2010 he published “Bang! Bang!” , "RED" a book of images of Susanne Bartsch parties, and "House of the Waning Moon''. "House of the Waning Moon" documented the last days of a haughtily and sad spiritual house in the lower east side of New York.  His photography has appeared in newspapers and websites like The New York Times, Village Voice,  New York Magazine, My Comrade.com, East Village Boys.com and other websites blogs.  He frequently participates in slide presentations at New York’s Webster Hall and in 2009 “Drag Show Video Verite’ at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walters Auditorium and more recently at the Tate Modern in London. Currently, he is working on a second insulation of Alter Altars to be filmed in New York 2012.Alter/Altars is a video happening. Eleven of New York City’s top performance artists, including Penny Arcade, Poison Eve, Gazelle, Nicholas Gorham, James Habacker, Inbred Hybrid Collective, Joseph Keckler, Kyle Kupres, Pearl McLove, Gerry Visco, and Rose Wood, were invited by videographer Joe E. Jeffreys and photographer Ves Pitts to sit in front of a mirror and alter themselves through any means desired. This video alters the results in speed and direction.Alone during their process except for an unmanned video camera witness, the artists’ private transformations are screened simultaneously and silently in a grid pattern. Like panels of an altar screen, these multiple intimate solo acts of becoming and unbecoming compete for attention as they hypnotically unfold.Joe E. Jeffreys is a videographer whose work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the Tate Modern in London as well as festivals worldwide.  He produces Drag Show Video Verite (www.dsvv.tv) a project that documents, preserves and screens the moving image record of male and female impersonation.vesphotography@mac.com
myspace.com/vesphotonyc