The Farmani Gallery will host the book pre-launch for A Queens Affair, a collaborative photography endeavor by Kris Graves and Eric Hairabedian, due out summer of 2010. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 6-8PM at which time book pre-orders will be made available. A Queens Affair is priced at $40 and for the first 100 individuals to pre-order will receive one 8"x10" signed archival pigment print from each photographer. These artists prints are exclusive to the book pre-order and will not be reprinted in this style once they are sold out. Both artists will attend the reception and the exclusive artists prints will be made available to take home with a pre-order during the reception.
A Queens Affair is a culmination of eight years of photographing the development, fixed characteristics and spirited nature of Queens, New York. Both Kris Graves and Eric Hairabedian were born and raised in and around Queens and through their photographic partnership share a visual history of their beloved borough.
A special selection of images from the book will be on exhibit and available for purchase for the duration of the show. After which these images will be available in small editions at the Farmani Gallery web site.
Kris Graves, photographer and creative force behind the +kris graves projects is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College and is currently exhibited in Versus, a group show at Haus Projects in New York. His Queens photography will have its debut with this exhibition at the Farmani Gallery.
Eric Hairabedian, photographer and graduate of both SUNY Purchase College with a B.F.A. and the School of Visual Arts with an M.F.A. has been exhibited in the group show, Ten Photographers, Ten Days and his solo show, Remembrance.