Monday, July 7, 2008

An Image A Week: Sage Sohier

Sage Sohier's project Perfectible Worlds shows the elaborate, sometimes even obsessive collections and hobbies of people in their environments. In the press release to Sohier's show at Foley Gallery, is states:

"But time and again, obsessions lead to moments of wonderousness," reminds John Beardsley in his afterward "Adorable Improbabilities", concluding the publication of "Perfectible Worlds". It is Sohier's ambition to redeem this obsessive underbelly in exposing its true marvel, its rarity, its superlative, its beauty. Without such exceptional vigors and all-consuming studies, our worlds would stand bereft of its progressive connoisseurship; above, Sohier photographs a surgeon as he intently regards his molds of the many hands he has masterfully reshaped, and re-gifted to grateful patients."

Perfectible Worlds
Foley Gallery
547 W 27th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY
Through August 15th

British redcoat re-enactor, Battle of Concord and Lexington, Lexington, MA, 2002

Image © Sage Sohier