Art Review: "Jenny Schlief Stock Photography: From the Woman Series"
Jenny Schlief: Fun Woman
In Jenny Schlief's ongoing "Stock Photography" series (with photography by Jenny Antill), Schlief stages her own versions of photos she found while searching the websites shutterstock.com and istockphoto.com, using the keywords "fun woman." She poses (in a variety of wigs) wearing headphones and singing into a hairbrush, happily eating what looks like salmon sashimi, working on a laptop, and practicing generic yoga/meditation.
Schlief captures the vapidity and non-identity of "stock," and she adds funny and sarcastic commentary by switching the photos' context and photographic purpose (although she says the photos will be available to purchase at those websites). It makes you question the motives and methods of those in the stock business.
Through July 23. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg, 713-533-8692.
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