About the Cover: Shadow Play

PaperCity%26#8217;s June cover is a marriage between image and text, art and fashion by Dallas-based Susan kae Grant, who exemplifies the best of the contemporary Texas art world. Grant %26#8212;%26nbsp;who has shown from the contemporary biennale in Florence to FotoFest in Houston %26#8212;%26nbsp;heads the photography and book-arts area at Texas Woman%26#8217;s University in Denton. Her photography has earned great renown; PaperCity photo editor Jenny Antill sighted her %26#8220;Night Journey%26#8221; series at Houston%26#8217;s%26nbsp; 2010 FotoFest. Part fantasy, part archetype, it%26#8217;s based on clinical sleep research conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where the artist cast herself as a subject awakened from REM sleep, then questioned and recorded. From these dream diaries, she conjured narratives by enlisting models and props en studio to realize her vision. We think Grant%26#8217;s hypnotic shadow portraits would make a wonderful, alternative wedding portrait. Shown: Susan kae Grant%26#8217;s There Is an Understanding, from the %26#8220;Night Journey%26#8221; series, 2006, archival pigment print photograph; $1,200 to $4,500 (based upon image size and edition), through Conduit Gallery, Dallas; conduitgallery.com. Catherine D. Anspon
Image: %26#169; Susan kae Grant

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