In January, I traveled up to New Haven to attend the opening festivities for Side Show, in which I am pleased to have my work included alongside the likes of Diane Arbus, Weegee, John Waters, and Otto Dix - to name a few.
Having driven up from Philadelphia earlier in the day and finding I had some time to kill after checking into my hotel, I decided to stroll around Yale's campus. The temperature was only in the teens, but the sky was clear and the late afternoon sunlight cast itself rather fetchingly on Yale's neo-Gothic buildings. Armed with my Hasselblad, I took some photographs around the Yale University Art Gallery and Branford College.
After Ricky's lecture we made our way downstairs to the find the tent erected outside the gallery completely backed. There was an actual line of people waiting to get in, and it moved very slowly. The gallery was mobbed all night long, despite it being a bitterly cold Tuesday night in January. Gallery staff said it was best attended opening they've ever had.
|Al Stencell's girl show model|
|"Dance of Death" banner|
|Mat Fraser as Sealo the Seal Boy|
A fine time had by all. Afterwards, many of us retired to a local Thai restaurant for an excellent meal and good conversation.
The show continues through March 20th.