As a part of Indianapolis’ First Fridays, the March 1st opening reception, from 6 to 9PM, will include music from DJ Jay Diff, feats of juggling by Krembo of the Blue Monkey Sideshow, as well as popcorn and cotton candy.
The thirteen images showcased were taken over a two year period in parts of Europe, across the US and several in Indianapolis. “None of the photos were taken at an actual circus,” commented Allee. “None of the subjects are circus performers. This is a completely imaginary circus that could exist, yet doesn't exist at all.”
Looking at each large print individually, you may feel no sense of “circus” or see any connection to such a theme. However, when viewed as a collective, the mind fills in the blanks and based on books read, movies watched or past experiences, you may begin to see a rather strange circus troupe emerging…one for which you suddenly have a backstage pass and a front row seat.