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October 2008

Dark Dream

Eva Sutton


Eva Sutton. Two Beds, Cambodia, 2006. Digital C print, 48" x 16".

Eva Sutton's current body of work consists of photographs taken in Cambodia from 2004 to 2006. The images of inhabited and abandoned spaces, both rural and urban, include deserted prisons and training camps, the remnants of mass graves, squatter communities, and temple ruins - all places which reflect life still darkened by shadows of the recent past.

Sutton comments on her work, "As juxtapositions of multiple images, the panels construct a visual continuum, in which each image functions as part of a larger, more complex narrative: a story specific to Cambodia, but also one symbolic of the aftermath of conflicts the world over."

Sutton's work falls within the genre of new media as she creates a deconstruction of subject through the meshing of installation art and digital technology. Her evocative work is both seductive and disturbing, leaving the viewer wanting more. Sutton lives in New York City and is currently on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited and lectured on her work globally. This exhibition is curated by gallery director James Montford in close collaboration with the artist.

Opening: Thursday, October 9
Reception: Thursday, October 9, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Closing: Thursday, October 30

Page last updated: August 8, 2008