Dwarves, hermaphrodites, corpses, prostitutes: you dont have to see the work of Diane Arbus or Joel Peter-Witkin (both of whom made the marginalized and macabre their subject matter) to feel that photography has an inherently creepy nature. Its voyeuristic, often exploitative and invasive, as anyone whos been chased by paparazzi or photographed in a compromising position would tell you. Plus, it apparently can capture ghosts. In Creepshow, photographers Diane Fenster, Carol Golemboski, and Maura Sullivan reveal spooky, sinister aspects of life through compelling images. Sullivans Selected Stories probes New York Citys decaying corners for the stories of what happened in them. Similarly, Golemboskis Psychometry offers weathered objects for your interpretationletting you try some psychometry, or psychic object-reading, yourself to uncover their mysteries. And Fensters Ghost Stories are Polaroid portraits of the haunted and, yes, marginalizedwhich means that in a way, shes captured some ghosts after all.
Oct. 5-31, 2007