Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths
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SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS

An Art Show Round-Up

By Jillian Mercado

June 2012

Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Hole Gallery, NYC

The Hole Gallery presented a one night only photo exhibition on Tuesday May 29th by iO Tillett Wright. The evening was hosted by Terence Koh, Venus X, Slava Mogutin, and James Lecesne with performances by Cavemen and Bianca Casady of CocoRosie.

In 2010, Tillett Wright began a project titled Self Evident Truths: a photographic exhibition of Black and White portraits featuring anyone who does not identify as 100 percent straight. The aim is to reach people who vote against equality and show them that their neighbors, friends, and co-workers are who they are voting against.  This exhibition is a celebration of Wright’s ongoing Self Evident Truths project to photograph and challenge the masses to look at the subject’s faces and to tell them they deserve anything less than equality.

Tillett Wright is an artist whose work focuses on the leading margins of contemporary life and culture. Her photography is regularly featured on both the T Magazine and New York Times blogs. Tillett Wright has shown at both the Fuse gallery in NYC and the Vacant gallery in Tokyo. She has published a limited edition book of photographs called Lose My Number, which is presently sold out, as well as a limited edition catalogue of work about “Friday Night Throwdown”, the NYC based illegal male model boxing ring, entitled KISSER and she also founded the world’s first nationally distributed street art magazine Overspray. She is currently engaged in various video and photography projects, chief of which is Self Evident Truths. iO lives and works in NYC.

Self Evident Truths was made possible with the support of Adidas Originals.

For additional photographs from the evening visit Patrick McMullan.com

A special Thanks to The Hole Gallery and The Self Evident Truths!!

Photography by Marie Havens / StudioHavens.com & Dustin Wayne Harris for Patrick McMullan.com

Edited by Marie Havens

Design by Jillian Mercado

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iO Tillet Wright & Michael Stipe, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, (Featuring Photographer iO Tillet Wright), The Hole Gallery, NYC, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Photography by Marie Havens / StudioHavens.com

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Kathy Grayson & JD Samson (left), Clark Phillips (right), Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, The Hole Gallery, NYC, May 24, 2012, Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris for Patrick McMullan.com

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Atmosphere, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, (Featuring Photographer iO Tillet Wright), The Hole Gallery, NYC, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Photography by Marie Havens / StudioHavens.com

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Emma Rice (right), Gala Delmont, Camila Toro, & Alex Agard, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, The Hole Gallery, NYC, May 24, 2012, Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris for Patrick McMullan.com

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Atmosphere, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, (Featuring Photographer iO Tillet Wright), The Hole Gallery, NYC, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Photography by Marie Havens / StudioHavens.com

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Marie Havens & Jen Heck (left), Pablo Tapia, Ryan McGinley, & Christopher Glockson (right), Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, The Hole Gallery, NYC, May 24, 2012, Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris for Patrick McMullan.com

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Atmosphere, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, (Featuring Photographer iO Tillet Wright), The Hole Gallery, NYC, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Photography by Marie Havens / StudioHavens.com

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Atmosphere, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, (Featuring Photographer iO Tillet Wright), The Hole Gallery, NYC, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Photography by Marie Havens / StudioHavens.com

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Grace Tan, Ruby June, Marina Lucic, & Lizzy Arneson, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, The Hole Gallery, NYC, May 24, 2012, Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris for Patrick McMullan.com

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iO Tillet Wright & Chuck Close (left), Danielle Pickering (right), Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, The Hole Gallery, NYC, May 24, 2012, Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris for Patrick McMullan.com

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Bianca Casady (left), Miguel Strong (right), Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, The Hole Gallery, NYC, May 24, 2012, Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris for Patrick McMullan.com

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Atmosphere, Adidas Originals Presents: Self Evident Truths at the Hole Gallery, (Featuring Photographer iO Tillet Wright), The Hole Gallery, NYC, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Photography by Marie Havens / StudioHavens.com

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