Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Misty Keasler: "Haunt"
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present Misty Keasler: “Haunt.” Thirteen themed haunted houses across America make up the imagery for the exhibition. A driving force behind this series, which depicts interior rooms and exterior scenes, is that the subject matter takes photography to the edge of where it fails as a medium.
Approximately 40 photographs (out of 104) that feature American haunted houses are included in this exhibition. These photographs are unpopulated, apart from a few gory figurative props such as severed heads, monsters, and dead bodies. Without people, the rooms themselves, in their display of psycho-narratives, become captivating portraits of persona. Who would put these rooms together this way? Who makes up the market for such places, paying to be scared? And what does this say about American culture?