In the series, A House, A Home, Bree Lamb isolates ubiquitous household objects as a way to investigate traditions of domestic American life. Lamb’s observations are rooted in her own personal indulgences, expectations, and questions, as well as how she sees herself existing within this larger system. Lamb is interested in revealing some of the complex layers of this shared cultural vernacular through pairing the familiar with the unexpected and creating anticipation that is never quite resolved. The interventions and commercial style of capture re-contextualize the objects as a way to challenge traditional domesticity, to pose questions about social conventions, expectations and stereotypes, and to highlight consumption and convenience as staples of American popular culture.
Bree Lamb is an artist, educator and editor based in New Mexico. She is Assistant Professor of Photography at New Mexico State University, and holds an MFA from the University of New Mexico and a BFA from Pennsylvania State University. For the last five years, Lamb has been the Managing Editor for Fraction Magazine, an online venue for contemporary photography. She has reviewed portfolios at national and international events including Review Santa Fe, Medium Festival of Photography, Mt. Rokko Photography Festival, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, and Photolucida. Her work is held in permanent collections at Colorado Photographic Arts Center, University of Iowa, Arizona State University and Southwest Center for Research. Recent artist lectures include Colorado College, The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Society for Photographic Education’s West/Southwest Conference and Las Cruces Museum of Art. Her creative research questions social conventions, with particular focus on the complexities of identity, domesticity, and consumerism. Her work examines our shared desires to identify, connect, and indulge through images, as well as the inherent complications of contemporary vernacular photography.