Michal Chelbin

Strangely Familiar

January 4, 2007 - January 27, 2007

Michal Chelbin’s series Strangely Familiar also attempts to capture human stories in everyday life, with her focus on those that exist in the space between the odd and the ordinary. Her eerie portraits are of people left of center, removed from the mainstream whether through work, social, or physical circumstance. She writes, “My aim is to record a scene where there is a mixture of direct information and enigmas and in which there are visual contrasts between young and old, large and small, innocence and experience, normal and abnormal.”