Excerpt, Press Release for “Retrospection”:
“Retrospection” is an extended meditation on the relationship between an image and its subject, and a pictorial conversation engaging ideas of perception and presentation. The large, digitally constructed photographic print, The Key of Dreams, is centrally positioned in the exhibition and represents a grouping of several of the individual works installed throughout the gallery. Its fixed composition works in apposition to the others, setting in motion a range of varying, provisional installation choices, and introducing notions of doubling, visual quoting, and cross-referencing. Within this layered framework, Neff revisits her ongoing investigations in both the landscape and interior settings (including their conflated hybrids), and a proposed new stage for display considerations within the gallery context.
"Retrospection" is an expanded re-enactment of a 2008 installation at Bruce Silverstein/20 in New York City.