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Bastienne Schmidt –Home Stills


Bastienne Schmidt is a German American artist , whose work can be found in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art .Schmidt wanders, metaphorically or on foot, in and out of a womanʼs life and imagination. At home and not-home, amid order and disorder, roaming and staying put, hiding out in plain sight, she builds narratives where multiple meanings glimmer below the surface and ambiguities fill the frame.

Photographed mostly out in the Hamptons and on Long Island, Schmidt recalls the work of Cindy Sherman and draws on such diverse visual influences as the films of Wim Wenders and the paintings and prints of Hokusai, Sigmar Polke, Jan Vermeer and Edward Hopper, to portray the irony of the social contract in a world of suburban wonders.

The book Home Stills is a beautifully reproduced art book with drawings and photography that show the domestic arena through a lens of self reflection and irony.

Home Stills is published by Jovis , a leading architecture publisher of architecture and art books in Berlin and will be in the DAP spring 2011 catalogue .

Home Stills

Until May 30
Harper’s Books
87 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937

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