Crime in Connecticut

By: Peggy Nelson
February 15, 2012

[British Gangster Lenny, by Alix Lambert, 2008]

Opening on Feb. 16th, friend of HiLobrow Alix Lambert will present new work on crime at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut. Encompassing photography, drawing, sculpture, and film, as well as original research, the author of Russian Prison Tattoos aims her various lenses at Hartford, a New England city with a storied past, and troubled present.

From the show announcement:

Alix Lambert is continuing her extensive research into the world of crime in America, using years worth of interviews from all over the country. The voices of the individuals she has conversed with throughout her travels, and their idiosyncratic perspectives of the world, are building towards a fascinating moralistic probe into the social norms many of us take for granted.

Annah Feinberg, R&D Coordinator, The Civilians Investigative Theater

In addition to photographs of gangsters, the the exhibit will feature courtroom drawings, a pair of bronze boxing gloves, and a deck of cards made by Russian prisoners, among other items. Throughout the month Lambert will curate a series of crime-related films, as well as screening her feature documentaries The Mark of Cain and Bayou Blue.

[The Mark of Cain, dir. Alix Lambert, 2001]

And save these dates: on March 23rd and 24th, Lambert will present a reading of her in-development play Crime, USA, Hartford, which explores the world of crime specific to Hartford. Actors will present verbatim interviews with Hartford residents, and Damon Locks and Wayne Montana will perform original songs.

Exhibit opening: Thursday, February 16, 2012.


More info:

Alix Lambert: Pink Ghetto Productions
Real Art Ways: