Join Justin and Doug Kimball for a signing of their book Pieces of String.
For four years Justin Kimball accompanied his brother Doug, an auctioneer, into the houses of the recently deceased or dispersed. While Doug cleared these spaces of items for potential resale, Justin sought within them the evidence of an individual's life. Photographing "the smallest objects (a note, a box of hair pins, a stain on a pillow)," he reimagines their existence and relationship to their absent owners. "I use the camera's descriptive power and the photographic illusion of truth to create the narrative and inspire feelings about its subject," he writes of these images. "The resulting photographs are my perception of what happened in those spaces: who lived there? What was hidden and what was seen?" Kimball's color photographs explore the minutiae of everyday life and contemplate our brief and humble legacies before they are cleaned up and cast to the wind. Beautifully produced, Pieces of String comes as a bound paperback held by a thick rubber band inside a wrap-around, board cover that features a tipped-on color image and printed staining effects that evoke the photographs' textures of wear and tear.
Please note that due to professional obligations, photographer's book signing dates may change without notification. Limit of two signed copies per customer. Pre-orders and reserve orders are not guaranteed but every effort is made to fulfill orders. Books must be purchased from the ICP Store. If purchased before date of event, please bring your receipt. For more information, call 212.857.9725.
This event takes place during voluntary contribution hours at the museum.
Free Friday night programs in the Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn.