The photographs on view carry a constant theme, but they all vary between private and public scenes in subject matter, as well as studio photography, still life, and candid cell phone images in technique. “[Ethridge's] initially divergent subjects work in tandem to create a visual understanding or tenor throughout the exhibition, reflecting our own impulse to build meaning through the aggregation of images,” states Andrew Kreps Gallery’s website. Most of the images reference consumerism in some form, whether it be as blatant as a row of Ultra Premium Plenty paper towels on a convenience store shelf or as subtle as repurposing a Raggedy Andy container in a nostalgic still life.
“Sanctuary 2” kicks off tonight with an opening reception at Andrew Kreps Gallery from 6 pm to 8 pm EST. The show will mark the gallery’s first show at its new Cortlandt Alley location.