Bodies of Work
Works by Ted Tahquechi and Sophie Klafter
On View February 17- March 17, 2017
Third Friday Opening Reception, February 17, 5-8 pm
First Friday Art Walk Reception on March 3, 5-9 pm
Access Gallery will feature two artists who have a very different approach to photographing the human body, Ted Tahquechi and Sophie Klafter, in an exhibit entitled “Bodies of Work”. Ted’s photos are almost sensual in nature and speak to the fluidity and softness of the human form. Klafter’s photographs explore her personal anxieties around disability, femininity, and body image.
Ted Tahquechi is a photographer who is legally blind. His collection of black and white photography showcases the form, curve, and texture of the human body in the Bodyscape style of portraiture. Typically faceless, a Bodyscape is a style of artistic close-up photography where images of the human form convey the impression of landscapes. Work in this style can range from abstract images, to flowing and sensual. While the imagery is of the nude form, it is not explicit, making this collection suitable for all viewers.
Sophie Klafter is an award-winning photographer from New York who lives with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects motor and sensory nerves throughout the body, especially in the feet and lower legs. The images in this show have never been shown in a gallery setting. They are a powerful and brave representation of her very personal challenges. Sophie has worked with Access Gallery on a variety of projects, most recently the “25 Stories, 25 Years” project in Boulder. In April 2015, her series of portraits of people coping with physical challenges was featured in American Photo Magazine.
Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 10am-2pm, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am–4:00pm, First Friday, 3-9pm, Third Friday, 3-8pm, Second Saturday, 10am -2pm, and by appointment.
909 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204