Sunday, February 6, 2011

Deborah Luster-Tooth for an Eye @ Jack Shainman Gallery

The show ended Feb 5, 2011 but, it is worth mentioning.Great imaginery. A very good show, so glad , got to see it.

"The city of New Orleans is a topographical/ architectural/material/cultural phenomenon with a diverse population participating in raucously colorful and fascinating pursuits and rituals. Homicide is a cultural fact of the life in the city as well. In Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish (Twin Palms, 2010), Deborah Luster explores the city in a new way, creating a compelling portrait in the form of a photographic archive of contemporary and historic homicide sites. Following on from her first book, One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana (Twin Palms, 2003), Tooth for an Eye explores the themes of loss and remembrance in a series of tondo photographs that offer an opportunity for the viewer to enter deeper into the idea of the city, a place where life and death coexist, neither free of the other/s influence."–Twin Palms Publishers

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