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Edith, Danville, Virginia (In Rennie's Guest Room-Curtains)
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: Emmett Gowin
- Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
- Dates: 1970
- Dimensions: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) (show scale)
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Contemporary Art Galleries, 4th Floor
- Accession Number: 1996.19
- Credit Line: Gift of David M. Saks and Aron Katz, by exchange
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Emmett Gowin. Edith, Danville, Virginia (In Rennie's Guest Room-Curtains), 1970. Gelatin silver photograph, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David M. Saks and Aron Katz, by exchange, 1996.19. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Good (62%)