Cynthia Talmadge

Region: Northeast

 I make work about the space between a person’s public façade and private experience: the space between what you want people to know and what you can’t help people knowing. Diane Arbus called this the gap between intention and effect, and my work engages the fraudulence one feels when life approaches cliché. I work across different mediums, including oil paint, sand on panel, and photography. Previous subject matter has ranged from mental hospitals with prestigious alumni to soap opera title cards, and the famous New York funeral home Frank E. Campbell.