Leigh Ledare at Rivington Arms

Leigh Ledare, Untitled, 2001

I had just finished reading a fascinating interview with the photographer and video artist Leigh Ledare in the most recent issue of ANP Quarterly, when I received a press release from Rivington Arms in regard to their upcoming group show Closer Now, which features Ledare’s work. Another portrayal of his mother—this time in video form—the piece, in line with his photographic series, seems to tackle issues of sexuality, age and representation—all of which are rendered more poignant as they are articulated through the artist's layered relationship with his mother.

Also in the show are video pieces from Uri Aran, Leigh Johnson, and Natsuki Uruma.