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8.08.2012

The Rooms in Their Heads

[Isaac Julien, "Glass House (Ten Thousand Waves)," Endura Ultra photograph, 70.87" x 94.49", 2010. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures New York. Click to enlarge.]

After I posted the bit about photographer Marta Soul's series, Idilios, I remembered two other exhibitions that use interiors as metaphor.

[Sarah Hobbs, "Untitled (overcompensation)," C-print, 48" x 60", 2006. Image courtesy of the artist and Solomon Projects, Atlanta, Georgia. © Sarah Hobbs.] 

Room in My Head: Staging Psychological Spaces is on view in Atlanta at SCAD through October 5. Carrie Mae Weems, Sarah Hobbs and Issac Julien are among eleven internationally respected contemporary photographers in the group show who've either dramatically manipulated or constructed a somewhat surreal room to evoke certain emotions or points of view.

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an Artist Panel Discussion with Sarah Hobbs, Laura Letinsky and Lori Nix moderated by Senior Curator Melissa Messina on Thursday, October 4, from 7 to 8 p.m., at SCAD Atlanta's Gallery 1600 (fittingly located at 1600 Peachtree Street). But you can stop by now to take it all in before the special event. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed on weekends. And admission is free.

Over at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Intimate Interiors opens August 26. This exhibition includes photography and other media from the BMA's permanent collection, too, focusing on the black cultural experience.


Before then, though, kids ages seven to eleven are invited to the BMA to design their own spaces -- galleries in a museum, to be exact. Learn about the free two-day workshop here.


Related past post: Fabric as Rorschach.

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