Staged! Contemporary Photography by Gregory Crewdson, Rosemary Laing, and Sharon Lockhart

December 15, 2001 - March 24, 2002

Explore the work of a new generation of photographers who scrupulously stage events despite the deceptively simple appearances of their images. Working with their human subjects much akin to film directors with actors, the artists create photographs that evoke comparisons to cinematic narrative. While the photographs apparently document an event unfolding, they are elaborately conceived and choreographed by the artist.
The exhibition features the work of three leading practitioners of this genre. Australian artist Rosemary Laing captures an ivory-gowned bride sailing and somersaulting through a vast blue sky. Gregory Crewdson, of Western Massachusetts, creates magical and menacing images of suburbia for his Twilight series. Los Angeles artist Sharon Lockhart's recent travels to Brazil resulted in her series of complex social portraits.
Sponsored in part by The BHR Life Companies.

Select Images from the Exhibition
Click on an image above for a larger
version and more information.

The media sponsor is Worcester Magazine.

Visit

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(+1) 508-799-4406

Hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
Third Thursdays until 8pm
For closing days and Shop, Café, and Library hours, see our Hours and Admission page.

WAM member sticker

Join

When you become a Member of the Worcester Art Museum, you join a group of interesting and inquisitive people enjoying a number of great benefits.

Browse Membership levels, benefits and discounts