The Four Pillars

Ivester Contemporary is proud to present, The Four Pillars, a solo exhibition featuring the black and white photography of Eli Durst. This exhibition examines the methods and ceremonies of various communities, including church groups, New Age practices, community theater, and self-defense classes. Durst sought out scenes and moments that addressed the question, “what is gained and what is lost in the adoption of shared values?” Specifically, these images focus on the performance of various ambiguous rituals, drawing attention to themes and issues at the heart of cultural reproduction, namely conformity, desire, shame, and repression among others. A reception for this exhibition will be held on February 12.