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. The Wyatt Resident Gallery will be transformed into a room-sized construction and the audience will enter into the ambiguous residue of past private moments.
While the human figure is noticeably absent, past actions are evident through an unmade bed, an oven left ajar, a heaping trash bin, and other hints at an incomplete and mysterious narrative. Lambert’s imagined and meticulously constructed vignettes allow secret and cinematographic moments to unfold. Like a voyeuristic neighbor, each viewer invents her own storyline about the unseen inhabitants. While some narrative elements may seem obvious, the viewer is ultimately lured into an ambiguous and strange environment.
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 publically 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 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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