The Nude Redefined: Photographs of Interiors
February 4th- March 6th, 2011
Magill Library/ Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, Pa 19041
Sarah Kaufman has been featured several times previously on PHOTO/arts Magazine, beginning with my discovery of her wonderful work in ONWARD 09 at Project Basho.Her continuing series of environmental portraiture is well worth seeing.
Here is Sarah's artist statement for the upcoming show at Haverford College:
The images in this series investigate the space between straight photography and a more interpretive approach. Picturing the world as it is, they speak in the language of descriptive photography, however they ask that world to stand in for one that is more poetic.
The work is an inherently human investigation. I visit people in their homes and ask them to try to show me the world that they inhabit when they are alone. The resulting photographs chase glimpses of this world and explore the relationships among the subjects, their bodies, and their spaces. They reveal the possibility for a quiet intensity within the everyday by prolonging reflective silence as it seeps into the environment. Ideally the viewer can share in this reverence of the quotidian by soaking in the gestures and details within another person's domestic space and routine. Perhaps upon looking at another's moments of absorption, we may recognize something about our own.
The photographs are made on medium format film with available natural light. They are presented as digital Chromogenic prints in both 24 x 24 and 40 x 40 inch sizes in editions of 10.
Sarah Kaufman website