From artist Daniel W. Coburn:
"For the past decade I have made photographs to critically examine the family photo album as part of a visual infrastructure that supports the ideology of the American Dream.
As I grew to adulthood my parents began to reveal the details of a dark family history—the evidence of which, had been hidden away in the shadowy corners of our family sanctuary.
Frustrated by the lack of photographs in own my family archive to successfully describe this troubling narrative, I set out to create a potent amendment to the idealized album assembled by my family members. I photograph friends and loved ones in parables of love, reverie, respect, and quiet tragedy. I make these images in an attempt to honor our relationships and remain true to our history."
Saturday, May 12 at 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Zarrow Center for Art & Education
124 East M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-2014