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Rachel Stern in collaboration with James Lyman - Gold Portrait (Rachel), 2013

$1,200

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At the intersection of beauty and power I turn to tableaux and the proscenium creating dialogue between the histories and applications of kitsch and leftist aesthetic. My work de-canonizes and reframes the tropes of an expanded visual culture through a critical, kitsch, queer-washed lens. My photographs display fugitive moments where the allegorical and the specific collide through the employment of simple tricks of the camera. Employing mass-production, industrialized agricultural, and disposable decor—the trappings of the capital and its efforts to exploit us—I construct temporary worlds for the camera’s vantage. I translate, twist, and tease these objects and my sitters, coaxing them into the space of theater where suspended disbelief allows earnest discussion. I use these photographs in concert with photographic wallpaper, sculpture, video and architectural elements to create immersive photo-based installation. These spaces encompass the viewer and serve to push at the confusions between “real and fake” at the heart of the photographic question.

Artfare code
PE289
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Yes
Medium

photography

Details

25.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 in | 63.50 x 50.80 x 2.54 cm

Artwork location
House of X
215 Chrystie Street , New York, NY 10002

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House of X
215 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
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