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Pamela Pecchio, Habitation

Daniel Cooney Fine Art
511 West 25th Street, Suite 506, 212-255-8158
June 26 - July 31, 2008
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Curated by Lauren Ryan

Daniel Cooney Fine Art is proud to announce Habitation, a selection of photographs by North Carolina based artist Pamela Pecchio. Curator Lauren Ryan made the selection of 12 photographs from over seven years of Pecchio’s work.

The large-scale color images record the markings and evidence of habitation left behind in living spaces. The exhibition consists of two kinds of photographs, each examining opposing types of territorial marking. One group isolates intentional marks that make a home such as decor, the other are the unintentional marks that are evidence of the experience of habitation.

Pecchio’s interest in this subject matter grew from her experience as a set dresser for Gregory Crewdson. In that position she was responsible for making an artificial space look “real” and inhabited. She started to observe what made homes look lived in and began to look for signifiers that designate a space as inhabited. Odd choices of decoration such as spoon collections and floral patterned wallpaper as opposed to markings such as scratches in the floor or grease splatter on the kitchen wall.

Pamela Pecchio is a native of Atlanta and currently lives in Durham, NC. She received her MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2001, where she was awarded the Richard Dixon Welling Prize for Excellence. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale and the Yale Davenport College collection. A limited edition monograph of Pecchio’s work will be released this fall. For more information please contact the gallery.
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