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Thursday, May 06, 2010

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS / Bridget Sue Lambert

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Bridget Sue Lambert
Curated by Dana Sherman

part of

InSPIRATion*
A Collective Exhibition by Emerging Curators
Consisting of 15 Individual Shows
May 8 to June 6, 2010

OPENING: Saturday, May 8th, 6-9pm

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
4400 Massachuesetts Ave, NW, WDC 20016
 Believe It Will Happen, pigment print, 40" x 60", ed:5
BRIDGETSUELAMBERT.COM

 In this work Bridget Sue Lambert explores the conflicting world of relationships and desire through the use of the miniature, specifically a dollhouse. Via large size pigment prints of ordinary intimate scenes and portraits of vintage dolls, she explores the physical and psychological stages inhabited in relationships from the beginning to the end. Lambert is interested in evoking the moments, tensions and muddle that exist in these private spaces. The things that we all strive to keep hidden behind closed doors. By arranging dollhouse furniture and miniaturized everyday clutter, she is able to manipulate the boundaries of time and space to express a glimpse of a frozen moment presenting a little portrait of life.  She distills personal experiences and draws on memories and images from both childhood and adulthood to engage in a contemporary discourse.

Bridget Sue Lambert uses ironic titles inspired by self-help relationship books often making light of uncomfortable situations. Through her work she strives to create vignettes that portray the struggles of everyday interpersonal relationships hoping to demonstrate the universality of human reactions and emotions.



*InSPIRATion is part of the Curatorial Practice Class in the Arts Management Program at American University.

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