Sunday, February 24, 2013

A work of vulnerability: brought by my sister

"The Children is basically a reverse of our (Re)Collection show. I am installing old photographs of my siblings and I on the street. Most people won’t even darken the doorway of a gallery, let alone go in. My objective is to exhibit to the biggest audience possible. It was hard, leaving something so personal in a place where I had absolutely no control over the outcome. But here lies the beauty, I can’t control how people receive The Children. And I don’t want to."
The top photo is of Jenny, the creator of this work, and the bottom photo is of my brother and I. If you would like to check out more of Jenny's work, visit her website here, and her blog, here. For more commentary on the project, visit the blog posts here and here.

Is this true for you? Typically people walk right by galleries. How do you feel about a gallery coming to you instead of you making the choice to go into the gallery? What would your response be if you saw these photos on your way to work?  


  1. LOVE THIS! I love street art in general and often, when traveling to a new city, will research areas that have it. I rarely see actual photographs. This is such a wonderful idea!

    1. I SO know where you're coming from! Street art is so beautiful, and the details are what make it worth looking at. For Jenny's work, I love that she uses photos. Her mind is a step ahead, it seems.