Motifs include an agreeably (pre)historic concern with animals and nature
“There’s something about karaoke that makes people really vulnerable.”
You’re walking down a busy street when someone hands you a microphone. With a 20-inch electronic tablet hanging from the side of a car as your lyrics sheet, and a speaker for the music, you belt out your favorite karaoke tune, amplified as people go about their errands.
Coburn explores a range of expressions, but one key here is his subjects’ quality of vision.
If Daniel W. Coburn’s The Hereditary Estate suggests a family album from somewhere between hell and purgatory, it’s purely intentional. The exhibit at the Silver Eye Center consists of 18 black-and-white images excerpted from a book project the Kansas-based photographer undertook to rewrite his family’s erased history of suicide, domestic violence and substance abuse.
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