Indepth Arts News: |
"Open House: Tanja Alexia Hollander"
2002-01-05 until 2002-02-24
Portland Museum of Art
Open House is a series of eight exhibitions featuring new photographic works inspired by the McLellan-Sweat House and L. D. M. Sweat Memorial Galleries. Eight selected artists will be given access to the buildings throughout the restoration process, creating art that reinterprets the spaces while giving Museum visitors visual access to the transforming work that is going on behind closed doors.
The fourth exhibition in this series highlights new work by Tanja Alexia Hollander. Hollander is best known for her moody, abstract photographs displaying views seen through a window. On the surface, these lovely images use suffused light, gentle color gradations, and soft-focus effects to elicit a sense of nostalgia and memory. Her images are also about looking and about the barriers that simultaneously obscure and enhance what we see.
Tanja Alexia Hollander, U.S.,
born 1972, McLellan/Sweat Manion (1),
Portland, Maine, 2001, c-print,
Courtesy of Miller/Block Gallery, Boston.