Deborah Willis: In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyond at Shine Portrait Studio

Deborah Willis: In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyond at Shine Portrait Studio

by Diana McClure

 Image detail of photography by Deborah Willis in DEBORAH WILLIS: IN PURSUIT OF BEAUTY

Image detail of photography by Deborah Willis in DEBORAH WILLIS: IN PURSUIT OF BEAUTY

Deborah Willis’s latest exhibition offers a subtle, populist commentary on the democratization of style, while also speaking to the politics of visibility and invisibility.

Organized by Curator-in-Residence Kalia Brooks, the exhibition is on view through December 21 at Shine Portrait Studio at Express Newark, a former department store and the site of photographer James Van Der Zee’s first commercial job in 1911.

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