This selection of works focuses on family, domestic space, and the urban landscape. It brings together photographs from various traditions—including Conceptualism, still life, and social documentary—as well as a piece by a male quilter. Although they represent several generations of artists, often with differing creative practices and intents, these works each tell a story—sometimes obvious, sometimes implicit. Frequently they picture the home, especially the bedroom, encouraging us to contemplate the personal and private moments that make up a life. Shown together, these works ask us to think critically about the role played by the artist, particularly the photographer, in the creation and shaping of a narrative.
- Artist: Helen M. Stummer, American, born 1938
- Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
- Dates: 1988; Printed 1990
- Dimensions: sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. image: 8 1/2 x 13 in. (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right verso: "Helen M. Stummer"
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Contemporary Art Galleries, 4th Floor
- Accession Number: 1991.18.4
- Credit Line: Gift of the artist
- Rights Statement: © Helen M. Stummer
- Caption: Helen M. Stummer (American, born 1938). Flipping, 1988; Printed 1990. Gelatin silver photograph, sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 1991.18.4. © Helen M. Stummer
- Record Completeness: Good (61%)