Meg Griffiths, De las montañas, 2014
In the Real World
ON VIEW: September 29 - November 5, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 29, 6-9 PM (complimentary valet parking)
In the Real World, a nod to William Eggleston, features works of known genre scenes including interiors, landscapes, and still lives. Amanda Greene, Meg Griffiths, Sarah Hobbs, and Sheila Pree Bright use their photographic practices to explore how these images reveal intimacies of the human psyche and the world we live in. These four artists touch a variety of important themes that orbit around the everyday experience. Greene, who works in and around the small town of Danielsville, GA and Griffiths, whose Casa Particular series was photographed during her time in Cuba, preserve images of intimate domestic spaces and slices of unstaged life. Hobbs’ It Started as an Experiment series, on the other hand, shows intentionally staged scenes that delve into the coping process of human phobias, neuroses, and obsessions, often times within the stage of the home. Bright uses the home environment to explore suburban life within the African American culture, suggesting a contrast with the American media’s typical portrayal of the community.