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Contributed by Ron Jude on 09/17/2013
ICP-Bard MFA Studios, 24–20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, Queens
(Across the street from MOMA PS1, during the 2013 New York Art Book Fair)
Friday, September 20, 5:00pm
Join Ron Jude for a signing of his book Fires.
Ron Jude's Fires seamlessly weaves together the disparate strands of his three-part look at his childhood home of Central Idaho. Pulling equal parts from Alpine Star (2006), emmett (2010), and Lick Creek Line (2012), Jude fleshes out the consistent tone and crossover between what appear on the surface to be three incongruent projects.
An aging fur trapper, a young man on the threshold of adulthood in the early 1980s, and an entire community (as represented by a weekly newspaper), converge through the repeating motif of a woodland landscape. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Backstory at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago, Fires functions as a self-contained piece that exploits photography's tendency to continuously tip away from empiricism into the realm of the prose poem.
This book signing takes place at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios at 24–20 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. Take the E or M to 23rd Street-Ely Avenue, or the 7 or G train to Court Square.