Recap: Artist Carrie Becker's 'Of Small Rooms' Opening at Shearburn Gallery

By Krystin Arneson
In Culture

William Shearburn’s gallery was packed last Friday night with St. Louisans getting the first look at artist and Mad Art Gallery Director Carrie Becker’s trompe-l’œil photography, which shows through July 11.

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

 

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

 

Becker carefully constructs dioramas of room scenes from dollhouse-scale furniture, then painstakingly photographs them to appear life-size.

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

 

The result is a series of photographs that capture ruin and dilapidation, as well as explore, with a fascinated eye, the excess of hoarding, in an engaging and evocative manner (for more on her process and artwork, check out her interview with ALIVE here).

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

 

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

Photo by Alec Wallis/ALIVE Scene Team.

 

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