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Laura McPhee’s color photographs capture subtle histories, forgotten spaces, and landscapes dominated by human technology. Her constantly evolving practice has grown to include portraits, landscapes, interiors, and the tensions that open up in each between the cultural and the natural. “I think that things evolve, that there are no real resolutions or solutions to things,” McPhee says. “My desire is for people to think about things and feel things.” She is less interested in making ecological statements than in conveying a particular experience. For “The Home and the World” (2001), she traveled to Kolkata, India to document the domestic architecture of the landed elite, navigating the unpeopled interiors and courtyards and emphasizing the clash between Indian cultural history and contemporary living.

Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Laura McPheeGail Severn Gallery
2018
Laura McPhee "The Walls of the World"Gail Severn Gallery
2015
Laura McPhee "The Home and the World, a View of Calcutta"Benrubi Gallery
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Saree Shop, Newmarket, Calcutta, India, 1998

Chromogenic print
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30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
Edition of 5
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40 × 50 in
101.6 × 127 cm
Edition of 5
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50 × 60 in
127 × 152.4 cm
Edition of 5
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Location
New York
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Laura McPhee’s color photographs capture subtle histories, forgotten spaces, and landscapes dominated by human technology. Her constantly evolving practice has grown to include portraits, landscapes, interiors, and the tensions that open up in each between the cultural and the natural. “I think that things evolve, that there are no real resolutions or solutions to things,” McPhee says. “My desire is for people to think about things and feel things.” She is less interested in making ecological statements than in conveying a particular experience. For “The Home and the World” (2001), she traveled to Kolkata, India to document the domestic architecture of the landed elite, navigating the unpeopled interiors and courtyards and emphasizing the clash between Indian cultural history and contemporary living.

Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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