Jo Ann Callis: Woman Twirling @ Getty
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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