Thursday, October 23, 2008

Holly Andres: Sparrow Lane

Holly Andres: Sparrow Lane at Robert Mann Gallery. "...Drawing equally upon Hitchcockian cinematic tropes and Nancy Drew dust jackets, Andres's stunning photographs plumb psychological depths that are as quixotic as they are visually seductive. Her protagonists seem caught in states of hyper-self-consciousness: suspicious of watching eyes out of frame, their stiff gestures betray their vulnerability. On the brink of discovery - at that awkward age when one is no longer a child, but not yet fully an adult - these heroines appear as much posed as poised. Their snooping is comprised of small transgressions borne of a strong dose of curiosity, incidents along the way to some personal revelation."


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