gary duehr

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Taken in hotel rooms, these images reveal the emptiness of life while traveling: bare white walls and ceilings, interrupted by a lighting fixture or gold mirror. Of living stripped of anything personal, more llke floating in a void.

Look closer, and tiny flaws appear. A rip in the wallpaper, a smudge on a glass.

That bed, reflected in the requisite flat-screen TV, could be anyone's. On that wrinkled sheet the impression of an anonymous body. The subject becomes as vacant as his surroundings.

Pigment print on watercolor paper, 22" x 30".