Through the simple and profound gesture of literally tearing up photos–snapshots of family vacations and daily life–Sherry Millner reveals hidden complexities of photography as, in her hands, the photographic image is cast free, no longer domesticated and fixed within a conventional habitus. Shards of images combined in a collage-like compositional matrix resonate in a different rhetorical register, pluralizing reference…Here, one absence stands for another, marked by the tear.
–Thomas Zummer, scholar, artist, and curator
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