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Sarah Malakoff Photographs Featured in NYC Exhibition

Story posted March 31, 2005

Sarah Malakoff, Lamp Banister, 2004, C-print, edition of 12, 24x20 inches.

Bowdoin Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Sarah Malakoff is one of four emerging artists whose work is included in a new photography exhibition at Plane Space in New York City.

The exhibition, Items May Have Shifted, will be on view through May 1, 2005.

Works by Talia Chetrit, Jessica Labatte, and Nick Lucking are also featured in the show.

Each of the four artists has photographed situations that are widely familiar, yet not entirely accessible. Devoid of people, the familiar scenes and spaces seem slightly skewed. Consequently, the immediately decipherable narrative in the photographs is lost and the associations and meanings that we give to the objects shifts.

Sarah Malakoff uses found interiors in which she removes the unnecessary detritus (newspapers and magazines, for example) leaving only the odd furnishings that present these spaces as both unlived in and highly personalized.

Sarah Malakoff, Ping Pong, 2004, digital C-print, edition of 12, 24x20 inches.

Plane Space, located on the ground floor of an old firehouse in Manhattan's West Village, opened August 28, 2002. Its first exhibition featured the sculpture of John Bisbee, Bowdoin lecturer in art.

For more information about this exhibition or the gallery, contact Plane Space by phone (917-606-1268) or email ( Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

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