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  • Tammy Rae Carland

    Jessica Silverman Gallery

    On view in Tammy Rae Carland’s recent exhibition were twelve color photographs of aging objects—a coffee mug, knitted pot holders, faded Valentine’s Day candy boxes, and the like. These things appear to be digitally excised from their original context, to be arranged on a white background like pinned butterflies. They have the crisp, uninflected look of objects imaged on a scanner. Some of the works depict single objects, while the key ones portray numerous items that together suggest narratives. The tone is cool, which counters the forlornness of these items, yet the pictures, when surrounding

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