Photographer Dixie Sheridan is an artist familiar to most theatregoers, though they may not know it. If they read Time Out New York, New York magazine, The Village Voice, The Daily News or any number of other Gotham publications, they have seen her work, as well as her name -- in very small print.
Sheridan is a long-time theatre photographer, taking production shots for the above titles of dozens of Off and Off-Off-Broadway shows and companies. Soho's Mercer Street Gallery will exhibit a selection of her work, beginning July 18. The show will run through Aug. 5.
Specializing in avant-garde troupes, Sheridan has caught the work of Classic Stage Company, Axis Theater, Rude Mechanicals, Collision Theory, the Ontological Theatre, 3-Legged Dog, New York Stage and Film and the New York International Fringe Festival.
A shutterbug of 20 years experience, Sheridan moved to New York only three years ago. She quickly established herself in theatrical circles; most of her work has been shot since 1999.
The public is invited to a opening reception on July 18, 6-8 PM. The Mercer Street Gallery is located at 55 Mercer Street, and is open 10-6 Tuesday to Saturday. --By Robert Simonson