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In Exhibitions

Now Showing: The Carlsons of Cadillac

On 17, Apr 2011 | In Exhibitions

Just a Taste
April 17 – May 22
116 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

The Carlsons of Cadillac series is the product of many long conversations with my maternal grandmother, who drew biographical sketches of her parents and siblings for me while we pored over family photographs.

A photographer in her youth and the last remaining Carlson, Gamma recalled her Michigan dairy farm family in vivid, sometimes heartbreaking detail. After our exhaustive interviews, I asked that she assign a color to each individual.

…Axel had a temper, so he is red…Al was rather dapper and owned a handsome grey suit, so he is grey…

It was with this rich stock that The Carlsons portrait series was created.