Sunday, December 18, 2016


Ratik Asokan at ARTFORUM reports: These photographs, shot between 1988 and 1992 in Grapevine Branch (a small community in West Virginia) were made collaboratively. Not wanting to rehearse the old narrative of “poor isolated rednecks,” Susan Lipper involved her subjects in the storytelling process, visualizing their personal myths. It’s surprising, then, that her work features those familiar tokens—guns, Klan hoods, bibles, booze—that decorate the liberal’s imaginary tableaux of the rural South. How did these props end up there? And, more to the point, what is it that is so unsettling about the results?

Susan Lipper - HIGHER PICTURES,  980 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10075 until January 14.

Read more of the ARTFORUM review HERE. HIGHER PICTURES site HERE and Susan Lipper HERE.

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