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Tuesday, November 14, 2006


At first, I thought that Tierney Gearon was a poor man's Diane Arbus. A photograph of a mother wearing a Halloween mask and scaring the daylights out of a baby seems particularly Arbus-esque. However, after looking at her show, "The Mother Project," at Yossi Milo gallery, I see that Gearon definitely stands on her own. The large colored photos focus mostly on the artist's mother and children. According to the gallery, some scenes occurred naturally, while others were staged. In both cases, the images feel alive and happening. There is a low-level feeling of the unpredictable, dangerous, and humorous throughout the exhibit. (Images via Yossi Milo gallery)