Sara Cwynar’s solo show at Foxy Production in New York was featured on The New Yorker.
The cerebral young New York-based photographer takes on consumerism, the epistemology of color, and the ambiguities of female experience using irresistible imagery and sophisticated in-camera tricks. Several resonant works featuring the same model, seen lounging against brightly colored cloth backdrops, were made by overlaying Cwynar’s portraits of her with found photographs, objects, and clippings from a dictionary, then rephotographing. The results suggest that, surface appearances to the contrary, a photograph is rarely as flat as it seems. In the show’s centerpiece, a video titled “Rose Gold,” a male voice reads a meditation on the iPhone of that color, drawing on Wittgenstein, Toni Morrison, and the Encyclopedia Britannica, among other sources. Also sampled are a few remarks of Cwynar’s own, including, “Several male artists I know have told me that I’m having a moment.”
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