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Edith, Danville, Virginia (In Rennie's Guest Room-Curtains)

Emmett Gowin

Photography

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)
COLLECTIONS Photography
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.19
CREDIT LINE Gift of David M. Saks and Aron Katz, by exchange
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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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
IMAGE overall, 1996.19_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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Edith, Danville, Virginia (In Rennies Guest Room-Curtains)