Johanna Keefe
The Act of Embellishing Through Reflection
2013
Digital Photograph
Through playfully mixing the history of moralizing Flemish still life paintings with the contemporary still life photography of advertising I hope to touch on classic theme of desire and contemporary modes of manufacture and consumption.
The reflection of the bowl in the platter reveals that the backside of the large ceramic basin is unfinished and left unadorned, showing the admission of emptiness and the idea of a facade to the viewer.
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