In the Arts and Crafts tradition, Pamela Hobbs composes miniature scenes, photographs them and locks them away in shadowboxes. With Cartes Postales, Hobbs plays with a visceral Paris. A sepia tinged photograph of a curios cabinet is suspended against a background of craft paper printed with vintage French post cards. The cabinet within a photograph, within another cabinet creates multiple layers through which reality gets filtered until it has become a distillation – a memory of a dream of a memory.
Today is the last day to view Cartes Postales at ARC
By Rachel Brown