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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Barbara Gallucci

Designer, photographer, sculptor and SMFA professor (kicking myself for not taking one of her classes) Barbara Gallucci has a fascinating and diverse body of work. RANCH ‘50 (The Levittown interiors) :

Between the years of 1947 and 1951 there were 17,000 identical homes built in Levittown, Long Island. But it was only the 1950 ranch house that came with a television built into the living room wall, underneath the staircase. Over the years the televisions broke down and since the 1950 Admiral was no longer being manufactured, ranch house owners were left with identical ‘Holes’ in their walls. The challenge of what to do with the ‘Hole’ began to creep up and residents responded with a variety of customized solutions. These photographs document the ‘RANCH ‘50’ TV walls in their current incarnations.

Also check out her sculpture work like this piece Le Gran Confort:

LE GRAN CONFORT (couch and chair)2004;plywood and aluminum pipe


Heist said...

Wow. The all white room is pretty amazing

The Cottage Cheese said...

Fascinating series! My favorite is the house that still as the original TV in place! Although, the crazy mod renovation is fantastic!