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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Corinne May Botz

February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


ART: “Corinne May Botz is a photographer known for her disquieting images of domesticity. While undoubtedly spooky in their own right, Botz's photographs of crime scene miniatures, haunted houses, and the homes of agoraphobic recluses comment on the social marginalization of women. Works from her series The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, look like perverse mashups of Hans Bellmer's dolls and Laurie Simmons's miniatures. In fact, they are photographs of crime scene reconstructions by Frances Glessner Lee, a woman who broke the mold of the 1950s housewife to become a prominent criminalist. By focusing on women and their anxious relationship to domestic spaces, Botz suggests that the home can be a hell as well as a haven. Botz's work has been exhibited around the world, including shows at Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany, Bellwether Gallery in New York, and The Center for Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland.”

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