Christine Shank • mixed media miniature
Christine Shank's series of photographed dioramas of dilapidated domestic interiors are both haunting and beautiful. The viewer peers through windows and doorways to discover scenes of tragic disasters. Homes abandoned and forgotten. At times, homes destroyed by disasters, both natural and manmade, physical and emotional. The viewer is confronted with more questions than answers.
Her work presents a fragment of a larger narrative and the viewer becomes the author of that larger narrative. I believe Shank's work is perfectly suited for Small Pleasures’ mini gallery because experiencing her work from the safe distance of the telescope further emphasizes the viewer's role in the proposed narrative. – Dustin Parker