Untitled

Object Details

Title:

Untitled

Artist/Maker(s):

Eileen Cowin (American, born 1947)

Culture:

American

Date:

1980 - 1983

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

48.4 x 60.7 cm (19 1/16 x 23 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Eileen Cowin

Credit Line:

Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council

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In her series Family DocudramaCowin blurs the boundaries between truth and fiction, and private behavior and public performance. Drawing equally from family snapshots and soap operas, she presents staged domestic scenes in which she and members of her family, including her identical twin sister, perform as actors. In these ambiguous, open-ended narratives, dramatic moments are exaggerated and the camera's glare is ever present.

Exhibitions
In Focus: Making a Scene (June 30 to October 18, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 30 to October 18, 2009