“Making Space”, a series of recent photographs from Lee Materazzi is on display at Quint Contemporary Art.
Materazzi employs a strong sense of theatrical staging in these photographs. The flooded light present in each still is reminiscent of shopping catalog photographs. The overall brightness along with the suffocating sensations of modern living serve as good reasons for her subjects to bury their heads.
The presentations strike as comedic on an intuitive level and blossom into dark warnings. The artist does not betray identity in these images. Unknown bodies become trapped in their environment and objectified to an extent that renders them indistinguishable from trendy furniture or fashion choices.
20 February – 28 March 2009
Quint Contemporary Art
La Jolla, California