VES PITTS: MEOW
April 12th – May 6th, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12th 6 – 9 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11AM - 6PM, Monday and Tuesday by appointment
Christopher Henry Gallery proudly presents VES PITTS: MEOW. This is the gallery’s 3rd solo show of the New York based photographer. Pitts is known for his keen eye for capturing the most unusual and intriguing of personalities on the New York, New Orleans, London and Paris underground scene; including burlesque acts, performance artists, the erotic and Gay subculture, which the artist has documented masterfully over the past 18 years.
Pitts is known primarily for his still photography. This exhibit delves deeper into the psychology of some of Pitts’ favorite subjects. MEOW features a video component: a large scale projection called ALTARS, a dynamic collaboration with Joe E. Jeffreys. ALTARS is a series of video segments of assorted personalities, in which the subjects were left alone in a room and filmed before a mirror, interacting solely with their own reflection. The performers undergo a transformation as they put on make-up, get dressed or undressed, and into character(s.) Featured performers include Rose Wood, Penny Arcade, Nicholas Gorham, Inbred Hybrid Collective, Gazelle, Gerry Visco, and many more.
A series of photo books will also be available for sale, including “Diamond Whorehouse” the latest and largest ever compilation Pitts has authored to date.