Lara Rivera
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solo exhibition at Tramway, Glasgow 2003

"Rivera draws us back to the conventions of the media she is exploring: the formalities and complex hierarchies of the family album in photography; the place of the everyday in art history; the dangers and attractions of technical ability. Her choice of the unemphatic object or moment in time is always refracted through the prism of these conventions and at odds with them. Norman Bryson,s description of still life painting having a ‘capacity for moving across different levels of reality and artifice’ comes to mind and by virtue of this, "isolating a purely aesthetic space" in which perception itself becomes the subject." full text >>

essay by Francis McKee