Tara Fracalossi

Tara Fracalossi finds discarded snapshots and takes them back to her studio where she sorts them by categories, blows them up on a photocopier, or packs them away in hand folded archival envelopes.  Her site-specific installations are an extension of her studio practices: found and collected photographs are writ large on the wall or hidden away in museum cases.  Presented in a deadpan manner, Fracalossi's materials suggest that current conventions of mechanical reproduction and archival preservation are unreflective practices meant to thwart rather then illuminate anything beyond the status quo.