Details

Title

Untitled

Artist/Maker

Jan Groover (American, 1943–2012)

Date

1989

Medium

Dye coupler print

Dimensions

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Credit

Gift of Lucinda W. Bunnen for the Bunnen Collection

Accession #

1995.98.3

On View

Currently not on view

Trained as a painter, Jan Groover came to prominence in the late 1970s when she began making and photographing complex constructions out of kitchen utensils and other everyday items to create evocative and formally elegant pictures. In tabletop works like this one, Groover frequently colored or painted the objects in her compositions, experimented with dramatic, colored lighting, and sketched her compositions in advance to make lush dreamscapes. The goal of photography for Groover was not to represent reality but to transform it. As she put it in 1994, “I had some wild idea that you could change space—and you can.”