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Sara Angelucci, Aviary (Sage Thrasher/endangered), 2013

Sara Angelucci, Aviary (Sage Thrasher/endangered), 2013

Provenance Unknown brings together two new bodies of work: The Anonymous Chorus and Aviary, both inspired by found, anonymous, and unattributed photographic portraits that the artist purchased on eBay. These works represent a distinct shift in the artist’s practice. Here, Angelucci moves away from exploring the familiar to interrogating the anonymous and from investigating her own identity and family lineage to tracing the histories of others. In these works, she mixes analogue sources and digital techniques, and works across disciplines through collaboration with composers, singers, and ornithologists. The Anonymous Chorus and Aviary open a temporally suspended space between past and present, where the subjects of these “lost” portraits may come to life, once again.

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