Gallery owners and their staff are usually hidden behind large entry desks and closed office doors. But at the major art fairs I've visited, like New York's Armory Show and Art Basel in Miami and Switzerland, they're in plain view in their booths.
As if on stage, you can see art dealers meeting with collectors, selling and negotiating, talking on cell phones, working on laptops, and manipulating touch screens in 21st century postures newly adapted for the latest electronic devices.
I found the lighting, costumes, and set design excellent for photographing these living dioramas, where the art world plays itself.
— Andy Freeberg
Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
June 26 - August 8, 2014
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Photography as therapy. A traumatic childhood is re-created with staged pictures, or other images "that could hold the emotional weight of memories that remained half shrouded."
Detailed and introspective, these intimately lit scenes delve into the photographer's transitioning identity from child to lover to mother.
There is no narrator for this dark, mysterious visual story — Is it a cinematic sequence of a child's memories, a dream, a diary, a nightmare?