Laura Gilbert
Who hasn't wanted a different family?  Who Says You
Can't Choose Your Own Family
, an ongoing series of
portraits of imaginary family members, changes
everything.   Each portrait can stand alone, but when they
are arranged together, they are forced to interact.  The
dynamics of the family relationships are controlled by the
paintings' placement.
Above, one partial installation view.  Below, selections from
the ongoing series.
Right: A partial installation view at the artist's 2008 solo
show in Manhattan, curated by Jon Coffelt.
All images Copyright 2008-2011 Laura Gilbert
Who Says You Can't Choose
Your Own Family?