LACY SOTO | DATE 1/20/2024
Join Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore at 3 PM on Saturday, January 20 for the Los Angeles book launch of The Crick, published by Twin Palms. Photographer Jim Mangan will be in conversation with essayist Judith Freeman, with book signing to follow. Join in-person or livestream on Instagram at @artbookhwla. Register for the event and order a signed copy here!
American photographer Jim Mangan began The Crick as a photographic survey of the unorthodox architecture of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) houses in the Utah-Arizona border town of Short Creek. He soon found that the bigger story lay in a group of teenage boys navigating their disintegrating community, fractured after leader Warren Jeffs was imprisoned in 2011. These subjects were children at the time of the fallout, who remained with their families in Short Creek as others elected to leave the town altogether. The Crick is a meditation on religious succession, patriarchal systems, zealotry and fraternity in the life built by these young men. Mangan’s pictures transport the reader into an alternate reality of the boys’ making: where they explore the rugged terrain of southern Utah, northern Arizona and southern Nevada on horseback, emulating old-time explorers of the Western frontier. His “ecological and sociological approach” to this series, spanning five years, depicts the playfulness of youth against the capricious landscape of the American West. In both their real and imaginary worlds, these subjects have gained a knowledge of and closeness to nature that has largely been lost in the conventions of modern life. The collection of photographs is accompanied by an essay by author Judith Freeman and a text by apostatized former FLDS member and artist Roman Bateman.
ARTBOOK AT HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES BOOKSTORE
Jim Mangan and Judith Freeman on 'The Crick'
Saturday, January 20 at 3 PM PST
917 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Click here to pre-order a signed copy
Twin Palms Publishers
Clth, 10.5 x 14 in. / 124 pgs / 13 color / 55 tritone.
$85.00 free shipping