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For our first New York solo show at The Invisible Dog Art Center, we explore our high school memories.
For our first New York solo show at The Invisible Dog Art Center, we explore our high school memories.
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Brooklyn-based brothers Steven and William Ladd use locally-sourced materials to create energetic, meticulously crafted installations inspired by their childhood memories and day-to-day shared life experiences. In Shaboygen, the brothers recall the memory of narrowly escaping a fiery death one morning when their car was suddenly engulfed in flames while they were on their way to school. They use intricately sewn, handmade boxes containing rolled belts in shades of red, lined with Angora rabbit hair to evoke smoldering scrolls, inspired by this memorable event. The delicate textile landscape appears painstaking yet spontaneous, creating an intimate, emotional piece that reflects the creative process behind the work, as well as the personal story it recalls.

We are trying to raise the funds to finish producing the work for the show and produce the exhibition catalogue.  We are so close to getting there and would love your support!!!

Steven and William Ladd, Shaboygen
Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center and the French Institute Alliance Francaise [FIAF]: Crossing The Line Festival 2012

Saturday, September 15–Saturday, November 3
Opening Reception September 15, 6–10pm

Performances at 7:00 and 9:00
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NYC
Free and open to the public

A very special thanks to Chris Boniello & Todd Stewart at Picture Farm for their hard work on the beautiful video and Nick Lee for our portrait. Also a special thanks to Lucien Zayan, Simon Courchel, Risa Shoup, Bee Ladd, and Terrie Sultan for helping get this all together.

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    Tricked-out Steven and William art card, plus a digital hug.

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    Steven and William Ant Portrait, plus you'll get a tricked-out Steven and William art card, and a digital hug.

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    A brass Invisible Dog leash pendant (a miniature version inspired by the original Invisible Dog Leash), plus you'll get a Steven and William Ant Portrait, a tricked-out Steven and William art card, and a digital hug.

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    Ant Print. This printed grid of ants reflects on ant infestations of our home when we were in high school. The print is inspired by works installed at our first solo museum show at The Contemporary Museum Hawaii. Plus, you'll get a brass Invisible Dog leash pendant, a Steven and William Ant Portrait, a tricked-out Steven and William art card, and a digital hug.

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    Signed Exhibition Catalogue
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    This beautiful catalogue was printed and bound in Verona, Italy. The book beautifully illustrates the work made about our high school experiences. Plus, you'll get an Ant Print, a brass Invisible Dog leash pendant, a Steven and William Ant Portrait, a tricked-out Steven and William art card, and a digital hug.

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    Shaboygen Maquette. These beautiful handmade boxes are studies for larger works made for our exhibition at The Invisible Dog Art Center. Plus, you'll get a signed Exhibition Catalogue, an Ant Print, a brass Invisible Dog leash pendant, a Steven and William Ant Portrait, a tricked-out Steven and William art card, and a digital hug.

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    Special Edition Book. This version of the exhibition catalogue is signed and comes in a handmade fabric box with a beautiful drawing. Plus, you'll get an Ant Print, a brass Invisible Dog leash pendant, a Steven and William Ant Portrait, a tricked-out Steven and William art card, and a digital hug.

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    Mini-Tower. A series of eight boxes that stack into a Tower, or open into a landscape. Mini-Towers are explorations of our larger works on a smaller scale. Plus, you'll get a Signed Exhibition Catalogue, an Ant Print, a brass Invisible Dog leash pendant, a Steven and William Ant Portrait, a tricked-out Steven and William art card, and a digital hug.

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