Amy Flaherty
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Grand baby IIBaby 3Baby 5Baby 6Baby 1Baby 4Grand Baby IBaby 2Installation (light boxes)Installation (light boxes)Books and JacketElectropharisis GelsVideo tapes"Leave your Lab coat in the Lab"By the Stream/pathInstallation (newspapers and passports)Installation (newspapers)Installation (High Anxiety)"High Anxiety"High Anxiety (detail)Installation (Genes tell the tale of mice and man)"Genes tell tale of mice and man"Installation (Made to order Vaccines)Installation (made to order vaccines- back)Made to order Vaccines (newspaper) Palindromic Sequences (original photo before transfer)
Palindromic Sequences
Amy Flaherty bares striking resemblance to her mother who died in 2006. In reenactments of original family photos, Amy manipulates the single vantage point of the camera lens through detailed sets to produce imitations of her mother’s pictures. The resulting pictures fade into translucency in which comparable attributes appear familiar and foreign simultaneously. Failure of the reproductions to become more than fractured versions of the originals transforms Amy into a ghost that wears her mother’s clothing.