SARAH MALAKOFF: Second Nature + Photolucida + The Photoville Fence

Untitled Interior (deer couch), 2010
Photograph @ Sarah Malakoff

Untitled Interior (telescopes), 2011
Photograph @ Sarah Malakoff

Untitled Interior (fur wall), 2012
Photograph @ Sarah Malakoff

Sarah Malakoff’s large-format photographs of domestic interiors appear at once familiar and strange. In her exquisite and psychologically resonant images, the rooms become both a refuge from and a reinvention of the world outside. As Linda Benedict-Jones writes in her introduction to Malakoff's book "Second Nature" published by Charta, “.....we walk through rooms large and small where brightly patterned curtains and dark wood paneling take over, as canoes become coffee tables and living rooms accommodate tree trunks....Each space is carefully transcribed in the warm vocabulary of contemporary color photographs, creating an ensemble greater than the sum of its parts.” Boundaries between inside and outside, shelter and vulnerability, the real and the imagined all become blurred. Malakoff’s formally precise compositions set the stage for viewers to imagine the characters that reside within.” I was fortunate to meet Sarah Malakoff at the 2015 Photolucida Portfolio Review in Portland, Orego. You can view her work this summer in Brooklyn on Photoville's 2015 FENCE.

"Second Nature" by Sarah Malakoff 
(Publisher: Charta)

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