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Featured in The New York Times
and The Wall Street Journal!

Steven & William Ladd
Shaboygen

Saturday, September 15–Saturday, November 3
The Invisible Dog Art Center

Opening Reception
September 15, from 6-10pm
Performances at 7 & 9pm

Co-presented with the Invisible Dog Art Center

The Brooklyn-based brothers, Steven & William Ladd use locally-sourced materials to create energetic, meticulously crafted installations inspired by their shared childhood memories and life experiences.

In Shaboygen, they 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. Using intricately sewn, handmade boxes, the brothers resurrect this traumatic 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.

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Recent Buzz & Reviews

Les inRockuptibles
With this stunning 2012 edition, Crossing the Line deserves to have an alter ego in France that is able to return the compliment to the talent of young American artists.
Scènes: Manhattan transfert
Patrick Sourd, November 7, 2012

Culturebot
Lucien Zayan on the Birth of the Invisible Dog Arts Center
Jeremy M. Barker, September 14, 2012

French Morning
Invisible Dog lance sa 4ème saison en musique
Matthias Keil, September 13, 2012

The New York Times
Weekend Miser: Oh, Brothers
A.C. Lee, September 13, 2012

The Wall Street Journal
Thinking Inside the Box
Lizzie Simon, September 9, 2012

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Venue Info

The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Images: Shaboygen © Andrew Suckerman; Steven and William Ladd © Nick Lee; Shaboygen © Andrew Zuckerman

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