STACY KRANITZ Tracey Morgan Gallery Website
Nashville, TN | Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Time-based, Sound, Installation
Stacy Kranitz was born in Kentucky. She received a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She lives and work in Smithville, Tennessee.
Working within the documentary tradition, I make photographs that acknowledging the limits of photographic representation. My images create an expanded sense of authorship and accountability in which all parties (including the viewer) are complicit in the representational act as a false, and yet, ultimately, satisfying and seductive construct. My images do not tell the “truth” but are honest about their inherent shortcomings, and thus reclaim these failures (exoticism, ambiguity, fetishization) as sympathetic equivalents to more forcefully convey the complexity and instability of the lives, places and moments they depict. In this way, my work, acknowledges the failure of representation to ever be able to communicate the other.