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Muzi Quawson: Pull Back the Shade

by Jonah Samson
on 13 March 2008

British artist Muzi Quawson explores the social structures of American culture with color photographs that feel like movie stills. While in Manhattan in 2002, Quawson had a chance meeting with a young musician and mother named Amanda Jo Williams, and spent the next four years staying with Amanda and her family in Woodstock. The pictures document Amanda's relationship with her partner and young twin daughters, as well as focusing on their travels across the country.


These photographs were first shown at the Tate Britain as a slideshow, but for her first show in the U.S., the color negatives were developed as Duratran prints and displayed in lightboxes—so they're even more like frozen moments from a movie. (See another image after the jump.)

Pull Back the Shade
Through 29 March 2008
Yossi Milo Gallery
525 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001 map
tel. +1 212 414 0370

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