gary duehr

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In these photographs of details of paintings in museums and books, the focus is on a swatch of cloth, a bare shoulder, a shadowy wall.

These elements, lifted from their original context, might be having a dialog with each other. What are they saying? Maybe something about an indistinct light, a crackled texture. Maybe they are asking the viewer to help fill in the gaps.

From these samples, a kind of timeless, anonymous portrait or interior is assembled. And like the details in art books, that blow up a small area for closer inspection, these fragments force attention to what may be overlooked.

Color prints on aluminum, 8" x 8".