November 1, 2007 - December 2, 2007
Saul Robbins’ project, Initial Intake, is an ongoing body of work that examines the chair of the New York psychotherapist from the point of view of their clients. It is from this vantage point that Robbins explores the perceptions, associations, and responses to this very private environment. For many, the role of the psychotherapist holds significant weight, and the importance given to him or her is one of great influence in many people’s lives. By examining the empty therapist’s chair, Robbins encourages viewers to consider the place of power it holds, quite literally, in so many people’s lives, as well as the person who sits in it, across from them, on a weekly basis.