“Interiors” Exhibition


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Flowers presents the group photography exhibition Interiors, featuring contemporary photographers Tina Barney, Julie Blackmon, Edmund Clark, Jacqueline Hassink, Nadav Kander, Jason Larkin, Lori Nix, Robert Polidori, Hrvoje Slovenc, Richard Tuschman, and Shen Wei. The exhibition focuses on fabricated or authentic interior spaces and explores how they shape the photographers’, the occupants’, and the viewers’ perceptions of the spaces, often reflecting emotional states.

An interior space can create an intimate, insular environment where one may feel safe and productive, protected from outside elements
and influences. Yet such a sheltered environment can also create an uneasy feeling of being caged, isolated, or trapped internally. At
first appearing to be a secure and welcoming retreat, being “inside” can soon repel or deceive, leaving terrifying memories - ones that
are too frightening to remember or forget.

These photographs tell the story of the current occupants or those who have left them long behind - including prisoners, children, and
royalty - offering historical and anthropological insight into those who once occupied – or were imagined to occupy - that space.
Tina Barney’s photographs come from a sense of familiarity, as they are of people and places known to her. Shot in affluent areas of
Long Island, New York City, and New England, Barney presents her well-to-do sitters often within lavishly decorated and posh interiors.
The resulting images create a sense of detachment among those depicted, leaving Barney to explain,“this is the best we can do. This
inability to show physical affection is in our heritage.”

In work inspired by Dutch and Flemish genre painters, Julie Blackmon examines the stressful nature of domestic life and the relationship
between past and present in the domestic landscape. She combines fantasy and reality in order to visualize the “mythic amidst the

In Edmund Clark’s works from his series Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out, the idea of home as interior is explored with his depiction
of the camps in which the detainees have been held, in contrast to the residences where former detainees now find themselves trying
to rebuild their lives. His disorientating narrative evokes the psychological after-effects on these men.



from July 17, 2014 to August 30, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-07-17 from 18:00 to 20:00

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