The Gallery: Amy Stein's Domesticated Series

The Gallery: Amy Stein's Domesticated Series

Sarah Coffey
Jun 11, 2008

We're pretty domesticated here at Apartment Therapy, examining the details of homelife every day. It's a nice change to be shaken up a little and thrown into the (semi) wild via Amy Stein's photographs, but there's a catch...

The animals in the photos are taxidermied, intensifying the push-pull relationship between domesticity and wilderness. From Amy Stein's artist statement: "The photographs in this series are constructed based on real stories from local newspapers and oral histories of intentional and random interactions between humans and animals. The narratives are set in and around Matamoras, a small town in Northeast Pennsylvania that borders a state forest."

Amy Stein is represented by Paul Kopeikin Gallery in LA, Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco, and online via her website. In Chicago, her work will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in an exhibition titled Beyond the Backyard, opening June 20.

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