Joanne Leonard Dressing Table, Corean's Home, West Oakland, CA c. 1963-72

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In the 1970s Leonard began examining how domestic spaces are transformed through the presence of technology by photographing the interiors of her neighbors’ homes in West Oakland, California, later moving on to other locations. She captured personal objects in bedrooms and found repetition in the common appliances present in kitchen after kitchen. She also documented the proliferation of “memo centers”—areas where notes could be jotted down near the location of a telephone, which at this time was still tethered in place by a cord.

Gallery label from 2022
Gelatin silver print
6 3/8 × 6 5/16" (16.2 × 16 cm)
Gift of the artist in honor of Julia Marjorie Leonard and in memory of P. Alfred and Marjorie R. Leonard
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© 2024 Joanne Leonard

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