David Benjamin Sherry continues to expand the limits of photography with his first solo show at Salon 94. Sherry works with images of the American desert's geometric terrain and pushes them into bizarre exercises in perspective and pattern. As with previous bodies of work, the resulting forms allow subject matter and abstraction to coexist. Astral Desert is on view through June 2nd 2012 at Salon 94, 243 Bowery, New York.
Written and directed by Dustin Lance Black (MILK), VIRGINIA stars Jennifer Connelly in the title role as a beautiful yet unhinged single mother who struggles to raise her son Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson) while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton (Ed Harris) is thrown into question when he decides to run for public office. Things are further complicated when Emmett begins a romantic relationship with Tipton's daughter (Emma Roberts). Virginia and the town-populated by Amy Madigan, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith--are full of secrets and everyone knows Virginia can only keep things together for so long. VIRGINIA is a funny, touching drama that looks at the American Dream and what it takes to keep it together.