Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Matthew Rolston "Talking Heads" -- photographic portraits of ventrioloquist dummies

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art in Los Angeles has announced Talking Heads -- a solo exhibition of  photographs by Matthew Rolston. The show centers around large format photographic portraits of ventriloquist dummies. Each shot was done in the same manner, so that it is only the differences in the dummies that stand out.

From the exhibition description:
Matthew Rolston: Talking Heads will present monumental color portraits of dummies chosen from a collection of nearly seven hundred ventriloquists dolls (dating from 1820 – 1980) housed at the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. In 2010, Rolston set up a portrait studio at the museum and photographed each of his subjects in an identical manner: square format, low angle, monochromatic backdrop, and a single light source.

Here is where you can read a and article on about the Talking Heads exhibition.

Talking Heads by Matthew Rolston

June 7 - July 12, 2014

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art
831 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90038

[ Thanks Michael! ]

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