Artist-in-Residence | Susan Lynn Smith

SIDE GALLERY: 10.27.11 – 12.2.11

On Second Thought

 depicts places that may not suggest a reason to linger. Upon closer examination, these environments that are often overlooked, contain subtle incongruities. The photographs reveal a peculiarity and anxiety that is present within the spaces we inhabit. A tension develops between ordinary perception and ironic estrangement; each setting feels familiar, but possesses a heightened sense of the surreal. The series invites speculative connections between images, despite one’s understanding of them as disparate locations. There is a sense of unease created in these tentative narrative threads, which implies an impending drama or one just missed.