“Cooking (the Goose)” Photo by Patty Carroll via FMoPA. Ms. Carroll will speak at FMoPA on April 27.
By Greg C. Truax, Publisher
Photographer Patty Carroll confronts the “complicated and changing relationship” between women and domesticity in a new exhibit at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in downtown Tampa.
“Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity” runs through June 30 and is sponsored by Lorna Taylor, president and CEO of Premier Eye Care and a well-know supporter of the arts in Tampa Bay.
Ms. Carroll’s work features luxe studio installations made for the camera. By camouflaging female mannequins with drapery and domestic objects, the photographic artist creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the “Anonymous Women.”
“Throughout art history, women have been depicted in their home environments,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “In this exhibition, Patty looks closely at that domestic tradition and dismantles it room by room. It’s a powerful show presented beautifully.”
The photographic artist will be at FMoPA at 6 p.m. on April 27 to talk about her work. The 6 p.m. lecture is free of charge for museum members while regular admission fees apply for nonmembers.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, located at 400 N Ashely Dr., is one of about 10 museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to photography and one of two such museums in Florida.