Marlo Pascual ( American, 1972 )
Taking found photographic negatives and film as a point of departure, Marlo Pascual creates photo-based sculptures, installations, and images by employing strategies of appropriation that simultaneously reflect a sophisticated understanding of art history. Pascual culls her vintage pictures from eBay and thrift stores; some come from amateur photography clubs where the photographers attempted to create “artistic” photos. Filtering through still lifes, interiors, furniture, portraits, headshots, nudes, and pin-ups, Pascual enlarges, crops, and restages the images using minimalist objects, props, and lighting to form new relationships. Subjects are removed from their previous context and recast in new roles.
Jeffrey Grove, DMA unpublished material, 2010.