Fourteen30 Contemporary continues our SUMMER SERIES with Talia Chetrit's 'Parents'.
12:00 AM Tuesday, August 7 to 11:59 PM Tuesday, August 14 (PST)
Parents candidly records the self-conscious posturing the artist’s mother and father, contrasting the act of staging an image with the relationships created in the act of photographic portrayal. While Talia Chetrit photographs, a digital camera films the artist’s unsuspecting parents, capturing interstitial situations – bits of conversations and gestures – whose intimacy is made public.
Talia Chetrit was born in Washington, DC in 1982, and lives and works in New York. Chetrit’s work focuses on the human body—often her own—as a starting point to examine how images are constructed to support different agendas and interpretations of reality. After beginning her practice with an exploration of the manipulative nature of photography, Chetrit is increasingly interested in the relationship the camera has with the subject matter it documents. Her work has recently been featured in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Sculpture Center in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Studio Voltaire in London and LACMA in Los Angeles.