Jun 27, 2007

1200 Meditation, Things My Mother Gave Me

1200 Meditation, Things My Mother Gave Me

2005

Cecil McDonald

(American, b. 1965)

Inkjet print, Epson

Image: 43.5 x 59.9 cm (17 1/8 x 23 9/16 in.); Paper: 51.3 x 70 cm (20 3/16 x 27 9/16 in.); Matted: 71.1 x 81.3 cm (28 x 32 in.)

Gift of Friends of Photography 2007.178

Impression: 1

Location

Description

The Chicago-based artist Cecil McDonald utilizes his training in fashion and photography to restage scenes from his family’s domestic life. His purposefully arranged, carefully lit scenes give the viewer a glimpse into the private world of the photographer’s family while calling attention to the themes of gender, race, and class. This colorful photograph, from McDonald’s well-known series “Domestic Observations and Occurrences,” portrays
his two teenaged daughters interacting in their home. He complicates the boundaries between public and private for viewers by stylizing his family’s
daily routine.
Gift of Friends of Photography 2007.178

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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