You might say photographer Peggy Nolan was Instagramming long before Instagram. Her nuanced, intimate photographs of everyday familial life often share the immediacy that is now the hallmark of the popular photo-sharing app. And yet, a closer look reveals what sets the artist’s work apart: Nolan possesses a singular talent for capturing the uncanny, the lyrical, and the extraordinary within the fabric of daily life.
In the ethereal float of an embroidered bathroom curtain billowing away from an open window, a tiny foot tangled in a mass of bedcovers, or a quiet green kitchen bowl overflowing with light bulbs, Nolan makes the familiar strange. In so doing, she calls on us to look afresh at our own quotidian surroundings, to consider the weird and wonderful possibilities waiting to be revealed in the moments we take for granted.