Launch Party for Chad States’ New Book Cruising
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
6:00 – 7:00pm
Sarah Stolfa's (Lecturer) PPAC is pleased to host a book launch party and signing of photographer Chad States’s first monograph Cruising.
The act of “cruising” has long since been a part of gay culture, in which men with common desires meet one another in public places such as parks, public rest rooms, and roadside wooded groves. Similar to the spaces themselves, they find each other hidden in plain sight with the use of silent signals and cues. States’s Cruising depicts these locations and the men who make use of them throughout the country.
Chad States obtained a BA from Evergreen State College and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. States was an Artist in Residence at Light Work during the summer of 2009, and received the Emerging Artist Fellowship for the Delaware Division of the Arts in 2008. His work is included in the permanent collections of Light Work and the Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. States’s work has been exhibited nationwide in Hous Projects, New York; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle; and FLUXspace, Philadelphia, among others. Chad States currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
PPAC will be selling copies of States’s Cruising, published by powerHouse Books