Sally Brecher’s Glass Houses
A photographic still life tells a story through objects; in Sally Brecher’s Glass Houses, each house tells a different tale of the pandemic experience. Over the past year and a half our physical world shrank, and the objects in our homes moved into sharper focus. Brecher’s assemblages are intentionally small. She limited her constructions to objects that could fit into 3” square glass containers, which serve as a symbol of confinement. At the same time, her houses are transparent, perhaps mirroring the way we were all pointedly aware of the presence of those isolating in our homes with us.
The Danforth is pleased to have Glass Houses on loan to the Museum where they can be shown in conversation with still life and assemblage from the permanent collection.
Ice House , 2020-2021, Digital Prints on Aluminum
Hydrophyte House , 2020-2021, Digital Prints on Aluminum
Butterfly House , 2020-2021, Digital Prints on Aluminum
"With this project, an alternate and joyful reality came forth to push the project to completion." - Sally Brecher