Date(s) - 8th May 2020 - 8th Jul 2020
The exhibition consists of Sandford’s Polaroid suite 1421 Laveta Terrace, snap shots of his personal experiences and atmosphere at Tom of Finland Foundation taken during his time as artist-in-residence there and serving as an homage to Tom, alongside a special collaboration of portraits with porn actor Brent Corrigan, as well as documentation of a bronze sculpture where visitors to TOM House were asked to contribute their urine in the making of the work.
Building on an ongoing practice that began with investigating unbridled adolescent narcissism and moving through the self-reflexive nature of photography in the era of “the selfie”, Facebook and Instagram, Sandford redeploys analog photographic processes to document his experiences, preserving them for posterity with an unlikely medium. Each of his photographs capture an instantaneous moment – some ordinary, others erotic. Ultimately, Sandford creates a sequential portrait of a highly particular community, blurring the lines between artist and participant
Sandford’s photographs from 1421 Laveta Terrace are now available as limited edition prints. This exhibition coincides with Sandford’s release of a new limited edition portfolio of the same name in a bespoke leather case to mark Tom’s centennial and is supported by The Icon LA.
A portion of sales goes directly to Tom of Finland Foundation.
Categorised in: Exhibitions - Other Artists