6-7pm: Open Studios with Colleen Mullins and Michael Darcy

7-9pm: Book Launch and Screening in the VSW microcinema

  • Luther Price (January 26, 1962 – June 13, 2020) was a prolific artist whose work explored the deepest, darkest corners of the human experience. Working in film, performance, sculpture, photography and mixed media, his haunting images were often composed from found elements, thickly layered with ink, paint, glue, tape and bodily fluids. In 2017, Price donated two sets of handmade 35mm slides to the VSW archives, and tonight we celebrate the release of New Utopia, Light Fracture by Luther Price, a limited edition publication by VSW Press/Film Art Book. Tonight’s event will include a live screening of both sets of slides, shown as a dual projection on 35mm slide projectors.

    Suggested: $10

    In addition, Tara Nelson, VSW Curator and Associate Editor for the VSW Press/Film Art Book, will be giving a brief talk on New Utopia, Light Fracture by Luther Price and presenting both sets of slides at in New York, Boston and Alfred, NY. The entire tour schedule is as follows:


    Saturday, October 28, 6-8 pm

    Two Slide Works by Luther Price

    Light Industry, 361 Stagg Street, Suite 407, Brooklyn (Tickets)


    Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 pm

    Luther Price on Super 8 (film screening, slides will not be shown)

    Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, New York NY (Tickets)


    Thursday, November 2, 6-9 pm

    New Utopia, Light Fracture, Screening of “A

    MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston (Tickets)


    Saturday November 4, 1 pm

    Luther Price Slides

    Light Matter Experimental Film Festival, Alfred NY (Tickets)

    The VSW Salon is programmed by Tara Merenda Nelson, taranelson@vsw.org

    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • 35mm slide from New Utopia: Slides by Luther Price