Heather Cantrell: Century's End
Heather Cantrell... The Bound Mediums (2006, Ink-jet print on silver rag paper, 12 x 12 in. / Edition of 3). From the exhibition Heather Cantrell: Century's End at SixSpace. "...Throughout her photographic work, in series such as The Extended Family, Corpus Battaglia, Head Hunters, and Zombies, Heather Cantrell has continuously explored issues of family, tribes, cults, subcultures, and the historical (both worldly and personal) as a way to parallel metaphors with states of realism and folklore. Influenced by the portraits, photography, and painting at the end of the 19th century, she continues her exploration in Century's End by utilizing staged scenes of her "community" (mainly artist friends, mentors, and musicians) to create a body of work that deals with the polarities of fact and fable."