The idea of the collection, personal relics, and hoarding prompted this body of work. From trinkets to social media followers, it seems everyone collects something. But, in our current internet culture, it seems everyone has taken it a step further and feels compelled to put these collections on view. Personal libraries of baby snapshots, travel photos, vintage toy collections, and even selfies are no longer worth anything unless they are put on public display for all to see and admire. A Public Viewing is an installation of over 300 banal photographs, shot quickly over the course of a year. Some of the mundane images are simply pinned to the wall while others are ornately displayed as canvas prints on velvet pillows in oak boxes. As an installation, this body seeks to explore our recent collecting/displaying/elevating photo pop culture.

 © 2018 - Brian Harmon - Covington, KY