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Tod Seelie, Slowdancing to Slayer


Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
July 17 - August 9, 2008
Reception: Thursday, July 17, 7 - 10 PM
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Over the past decade, Tod Seelie has been one of our favorite photographers, prolifically documenting his travels as well as the art, music, and DIY counterculture that has swelled up around him in Brooklyn and simultaneously erupted in various places all over the country. It’s through this lens that we get to experience Tod’s unquenchable wanderlust for adventure that takes him to exciting and sometimes dangerous places deep in the bowels of outsider America. Abandoned buildings, train yards, lonely landscapes, and burned out cars are captured in their decrepit beauty while tall bike jousting, DIY punk shows, Mississippi art-raft journeys and dance parties in Harlem tap into the energy of the youth that are producing their own culture under the radar of the mainstream.

This show brings together different aspects of Tod’s diverse body of work that features stunning landscapes, enigmatic portraits and rousing events from his extensive travels that have taken him to 15 different countries, gotten him kidnapped in Brazil, and most recently a seat on a veggie-oil converted tour bus for the “Fuck Yeah” Fest.

We are proud to present to you Tod’s first solo show in NY.

Tod Seelie’s work has appeared on his popular blog as well as in publications such as Rolling Stone, The NY Times, New York Magazine, Spin, Vice, Paper, XXL, Art In America, Flash Art, Parade Magazine, Time Out NY, Adbusters, and Hamburger Eyes among others.
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