Johanna Keefe
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The Process of Reflection As Decoration
These still lifes are exploring the emptiness of religious conformity and the emptiness of atheism. Playfully mixing the history of moralizing Flemish still life paintings with the contemporary still life photography of advertising I hope to question 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 the facade to the viewer.