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Clarissa T. Sligh
Waiting for Daddy
14 x 11 ins
Jeffrey Hoone, director of Light Work, observed: "Sligh invites us to look closer at the posed facades and readymade ideals in the pictures that make up the memories of our lives. Her work tells us that we often see who we are told to see, feel what we are told to feel, and know what we are told to know. She also tells us that when we are told these things often enough, we become convinced that they are true. In this process of false fulfillment the substance of our memories is disengaged and we are restricted by the images we are forced to accept."
Jeffrey Hoone, Clarissa Sligh: The Presence of Memory, Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, 24, (Syracuse: Light Work, 1991), unp.