Valerie Piraino’s photographic and mixed-media installations are somber meditations on family histories and the construction of narratives. They pair conceptual art’s coolness with the condensed evocations of short poetry.
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Image: Valerie Piraino. With Pen in Hand, 2010; found frames, slide projectors, slides and tables; 84 × 84 × 108 in. Courtesy of the Artist and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Marc Bernier.