DATE: February 19, 2010
Lauren E. Simonutti's black-and-white images depict
meticulously staged representations of life as she experiences it,
starring herself as the main character.
Lauren E. Simonutti, A, is where is all began, 2007,
Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
2006, the Baltimore-based artist was diagnosed with rapid-cycling
bipolar and schizoaffective disorder and since then she has lived alone,
in "self-imposed isolation," taking photographs in a house where none
of the clocks tell time correctly––a house that is, for Simonutti, a
haven, a stage set, a performer, and a collaborator.
Using sheets to create drapes, walls, and screens, she turns a single
small corner of her home into theatrical sets and Surrealist tableaux.
Read the complete review in Artforum.