Bridget Sue Lambert’s large-scale photographs of dollhouses reveal domestic scenes that are at once tantalizing and unsettling. Lambert takes the dollhouse, a diminutive and nostalgic plaything, and enlarges and subverts its typical use.
Bridget Sue explores how personal interior space and voyeurism interact. She creates tableaus simulating the emotional and physical clutter surrounding romantic relationships and a woman’s relationship with herself, and distorts a sense of scale by working entirely in dollhouse miniatures. She imagines, and meticulously constructs, vignettes that manipulate the sense of time and space, and allow secret/cinematographic moments to unfold while suggesting a living narrative. Selected objects, sparse rooms and atmosphere echo desire, fear, destruction, hope, love, faith, anticipation and expectation. Bridget Sue creates scenes in which viewers can draw their own conclusions and examine and explore their own experiences. She wants to emphasize and give meaning to situations women and men find themselves in and how our physical space visually reflects and reveals our inner fears and hopes.
Bridget Sue Lambert is in private and public collections including the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Collection, the Wilson Building Art Collection and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank. Her work has been exhibited publicly as part of the DC ARTWALK and Public Garden, Washington, DC in 2006, the Open Sky Project in Rosslyn, Virginia in 2011 and ART ON THE ART BUS, Virginia in 2014. She is a recipient of a 2004 Maryland State Arts Council Works on Paper grant, a 2018, 2017 and 2007 DC Artist Fellowship Grant, a semifinalist for the 2008 Trawick Prize and a semifinalist for the 2008 and 2012 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. Lambert lives in Washington, DC and is represented by Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC.
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