Jun 16, 2009

tense mother-daughter relationship

Me and Mom’s Boyfriend Mr. Art, 2005. © Latoya Ruby Frazier

in keeping all things Pittsburgh this week (GO PENS!!!!)...

I've seen Frazier's self-portraits before and unsuccessfully reached out for an interview myself with her. This is from The Morning News (full interview can be found here)

Grandma Ruby & Me, 2007. © Latoya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier may be right that there is dysfunction in every home, but not every tense mother-daughter relationship receives such meditative and artistic consideration. The photographs that Frazier makes with her mother remind us just how unfamiliar we can be sometimes with those we call family; they are currently on display in the New Museum’s “The Generational” through July 5, 2009, at Higher Pictures in New York City through June 20, and at the Bronx Museum’s group show “Living and Dreaming,” opening June 21.

LaToya Ruby Frazier was born in Pittsburgh in 1982. She received her MFA in Art Photography from the School of Visual Performing Arts at Syracuse University in 2007. She has been an artist-in-residence at Art Omi in 2009, Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2008, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007.


lisa said...

i love this chicks work!!! thanks for sharing Aaron.

Aaron said...

no prob Lisa, glad you like too!

Anonymous said...

Very cool, she really understands her subject matter and captures a reality we wouldn't otherwise see. Also reminiscent of her forebears in photo history. What a delight to see.