In my vigilant perusals and reviews of new work, I think I just found a real gem. I recently came across the photography of Nicole Gagner - specifically, her body of work called "The Houses" or (what I prefer) "Disposable Houses".
I found the visual narrative of Nicole's photos to be deep and relevant, the social consciousness stimulating, the look well executed, and, I enjoyed the worm's eye view which has taken a small idea and made it hugely meaningful... and a little bit fun. In my book, those ingredients make a successful piece of art.
Here are some of her shots and her artist statement. What do you think?
My latest series of photos are loosely called "the houses." The shapes of the houses are crude and inspired by the drawings of children. In childhood, the idea of "home" is clear and comforting; it gets convoluted with age. The choice of media is always important to me. Cardboard is a ubiquitous material, used to keep precious cargo safe then discarded. We are surrounded with disposable materials; very few things are thoughtfully constructed. The worm's eye perspective can make a tiny passing moment seem monumental.
For additional information about Nicole and her work, feel free to contact me. I'll pass along her contact info.