Susan Lipper’s ‘Grapevine’ at Higher Pictures, New York

Susan Lipper

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An exhibition of photographs by Susan Lipper opens at Higher Pictures in New York on November 22, 2016 and will continue to run through January 21, 2017.

In her first one-woman show in the United States, Lipper presents a series of large-scale gelatin silver prints from 1993, based in Grapevine Branch in West Virgina, which was her intermittent home for a period of four years from the late 1980s. Her intimate relationship with the closed community and its residents informs her portraits and interviews, and she uses the documentary format to comment on small-town America’s entrenched class and gender roles without bias or ego. The artist, whose work is part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, challenges viewers to reassess their memories of the rural South while exploring the fictive quality of self-expression in life and art.


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