Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty

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Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain| Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty

Please join Leica Gallery LA in welcoming Terry LaRue/Frames Between the Pain and Maggie Steber/ Sleeping Beauty / Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

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Leica Gallery Los Angeles 8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048

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  • 2 hours
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Terry LaRue is a Seattle-based photographer and printmaker who has turned to the camera to confront and eternalize the struggles that come with a life of excruciating pain and the side effects that follow. He lives with a rare condition, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), that continues to challenge his physical and mental health. La Rue has discovered an ability to help heal his mental wounds and improve his quality of life through his creativity, coupled with a desire to share the healing power of self-expression. His desire is that others coping with difficulty feel less alone through his images. Terry La Rue‘s photo etching prints whisper softly of pain, desperation, anxiety and shout courageously at a harsh reality while also maintaining hope.

Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image
Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image
Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image

Maggie Steber’s exhibition is an intimate recording of her mother’svoyage over the melancholy sea of dementia. An only child of an only parent, Steber oversaw her mother’s care for nine years, sharing thatvoyage of being forgotten. She used photography as a therapeuticTool to survive this longest goodbye. The fact that Steber never intended to share the work publicly makes the intimacy far more profound.It was the surprise ending that changed her mind about exhibiting the work. Steber discovered the real Madje, not someone defined only by the role of mother, but the woman her mother was and always had been. As the walls between mother and daughter fell away, revealing unseen aspects of Madje’s character, a gift appeared: the gift of a last chance to love.“To see who someone really is and was, and to be left with a heightened sense of appreciation can change one’s whole life experience,” Steber observes. “This was something I had not expected and it was a remarkable legacy, the most important Legacy left to me by my mother…..a last chance to really see someone, a last chance to love.”

Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image
Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image
Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image
Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image
Terry LaRue|Frames Between The Pain|  Maggie Steber|Sleeping Beauty image