Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Miriam Schaer

Solitary Confinements: A Family Portrait (detail: Mother, Brother

Solitary Confinements: A Family Portrait (detail: Mother, Brother

Miriam Schaer. Solitary Confinements: A Family Portrait (detail: Mother, Brother, 2001.

Description:
The family is where we learn who we are, where we begin to figure out relationships and find our way in the world. Part of this involves the stories we tell ourselves to develop a sense of self, and the stories we hide from ourselves because of what they reveal. The interior life of the family and its relationship to our public life are what Solitary Confinements attempts to explore.

Medium:
Installation

Tags:
artist books, installation, relationships, Family, clothing, Mother, found objects

Images
Ancient ArmorBaby (Not) on Board: The Last Prejudice? The Abandoned BouquetChapel of Uncommon PrayersNo Ornament So Precious as the Labor of their Hands (detail)Solitary Confinements: A Family PortraitSolitary Confinements: A Family Portrait (detail: Mother, Brother

Location
Brooklyn, NY
USA

Contact
mschaer@earthlink.net

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