Amy Gerstler

  • James Casebere

    James Casebere constructs and photographs scenes which call to mind childhood’s shadowy visions. He builds miniature tableaux from paper, fiberboard, plaster, and white paint, then lights and photographs them, eventually presenting the photos, blown-up and framed, in lightboxes. This is all we see: not the models themselves but photographic images at least twice removed from the artist’s original constructions. The work seems to have everything to do with the shaping of memory, its vulnerability to manipulation after the fact, and the relationship between photography, nostalgia, and reality.