American, born 1941
Olivia Parker (American, born 1941)
Gelatin silver print
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Gift of the artist
Currently not on view
Like other experimental photographers who emerged in the late 1970s and 1980s, Olivia Parker worked primarily in her studio, partly because it enabled her to make art while raising her two children. Here, a rich array of found objects is assembled in an unusual combination and photographed. The pigeon shadow, created from a paper cutout taped to her studio window, infuses this picture with liveliness. Both fanciful and surrealist, Feral Tape poses a philosophical challenge, asking us to construct meaning from the parts and comparing different orders of representation.
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