Edith, Danville, Virginia (In Rennie's Guest Room-Curtains)
This selection of works focuses on family, domestic space, and the urban landscape. It brings together photographs from various traditions—including Conceptualism, still life, and social documentary—as well as a piece by a male quilter. Although they represent several generations of artists, often with differing creative practices and intents, these works each tell a story—sometimes obvious, sometimes implicit. Frequently they picture the home, especially the bedroom, encouraging us to contemplate the personal and private moments that make up a life. Shown together, these works ask us to think critically about the role played by the artist, particularly the photographer, in the creation and shaping of a narrative.
Gelatin silver photograph
Signed in lower right: "Emmet Gowin"
Inscribed on verso: ""59" Light 15 #2 PF14797"
Gift of David M. Saks and Aron Katz, by exchange
This item is not on view
Emmett Gowin (American, born 1941). Edith, Danville, Virginia (In Rennie's Guest Room-Curtains), 1970. Gelatin silver photograph, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David M. Saks and Aron Katz, by exchange, 1996.19. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.19_bw.jpg)
overall, 1996.19_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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