Photo artist Julia Callon’s Houses of Fiction is fascinating. The series is a hybrid of photography and small-scale models. Drawing on Victorian literature, the works reflect a woman’s ‘place’ in society, expressed through domestic spaces. Each story is a diptych. The first image represents the passive, obedient woman, the other conveys madness. This recent fine arts grad is clearly an emerging talent. (Above/Below: Wuthering Heights No. 1 and 2)
“Whether domestic spaces are depicted as places of confinement or refuge, the ‘private sphere’ is an evident preoccupation for many nineteenth-century female writers and a critical concern of the Houses of Fiction.” -Notes from the show at IMA Gallery, Toronto, today through Sept. 29.
Above/Below: Yellow Wallpaper No. 1 and No. 2
Below: The Lifted Veil No. 1 and No. 2
Julia Callon’s biography, here.
Her website, here.
More about her previous work, here.