This Saturday, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will kick off their second exhibition, as part of their California Photography series.
Titled Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, this exhibition features about twenty large-scale photographs, some of which are in OMCA’s collection. The featured works displayed by the San Francisco-based photographer, is a fascination with the relationships between people, their living spaces, and their possessions. Edwards collaborates with her subjects, in order to re-create scenes from daily lives. And thus, create posed depictions of domestic scenarios of people’s behavior inside their homes.
Edwards’s works have been described as resemblances of film stills, as well as an embodiment of the American Dream, as often represented in the natural beauty of the Silicon Valley, and it’s intersection with not only high-tech industry, but also the diverse and predominately affluent population and cultural epicenters. Her works have been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. In addition to having works in the collections of OMCA, Edwards also have works in the collection of other art institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
The Suburban Dreams exhibition will be on view until June 30th, with the next installment of the California Photography series opening in July. Log on to museumca.org for more information.