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Sleeping Around Cincinnati

Photographs by Diana Duncan Holmes

Sleeping Around Cincinnati

Photographs by Diana Duncan Holmes

The Cincinnati Arts Association and the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts present Sleeping Around Cincinnati, a photographic series revealing a behind-the-scenes look at the private spaces of Cincinnati-area citizens by Cincinnati photographer Diana Duncan Holmes.

Sleeping Around Cincinnati is the result of a year-long project undertaken by Diana Duncan Holmes in July 1997 to explore and document Cincinnati bedrooms. The series represents a new direction for the artist who chose to employ color photography for the first time in her accomplished twenty-five-year career. More than fifty bedrooms were photographed involving a diverse selection of people including artists, doctors, politicians, clergy, prostitutes, students, business people, sports figures, children, and senior citizens. The artist has selected twenty-one of the dye-coupler prints to be represented in this exhibition. Crossing racial, cultural, gender, and class barriers, Holmes’s photographs allow each individual bedroom’s personality to speak and reveal the eccentricities and dreams of its occupants. A series of thirteen postcards with a poetic essay by husband and collaborator Timothy Riordan will accompany the exhibition and is available for sale. 

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