Jo Ann Callis: Woman Twirling @ Getty


Jo Ann Callis, Woman with Blue Bow, 1977

What:  Jo Ann Callis:  Woman Twirling @ Getty Museum

When:  Through August 9, 2009

Where:  The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Why:  It is not widely known that the Getty features strong contemporary art programming and Jo Ann Callis’ current show is no exception.  Callis was one of the first participants in the 1970’s “fabricated photographs” movement, that creates a natural dialogue with the works featured in the MET’s Pictures Generation show and thus plays an important role in the evolution of contemporary art.  Callis created premeditated and complex sets for her photographs, involving special lighting, props, and models that caotured the inherent anxiety and tension in the domestic sphere with an expert eye for color.

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