Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Favorite

Laurie Simmons is a photographer born in Long Island, New York where she continues to shoot. She stages photographs and films with paper dolls, finger puppets, ventriloquist dummies, and costumed dancers as “living objects,” animating a dollhouse world suffused with nostalgia and colored by an adult’s memories, longings, and regrets. Simmons’s work blends psychological, political and conceptual approaches to art making, transforming photography’s propensity to objectify people, especially women, into a sustained critique of the medium. Mining childhood memories and media constructions of gender roles, her photographs are charged with an eerie, dreamlike quality. By far these are my two favorite photographs done by her.
Lying Gun shot in 1990 and as you can see I used this for the background of my blog title
Walking Gun/The Music of Regret done in 1991

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