Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Over the past decade Henry Leutwyler has photographed the personal archives of some of the 20th Century's most iconic figures. Seeking out both the seminal and the mundane and inviting us to engage with history in wholly new ways through the unexpected emotional charge of singular objects. From Mahatma Gandhi's sandal, Alan Shepard's golf club, Janis Joplin's acoustic guitar to Jack Ruby's handgun, Leutwyler shows us these objects close up and straight on shot in a style that is equal parts still life, portraiture and crime-scene photography. Though isolated from their contexts and owners, these objects are the testaments of bodily histories, the traces of personalities and the stuff of our collective memory.