January 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Lanie McNulty and Mitchell Kaplan | The Angel in the House
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with Lanie McNulty
In conversation Mitchell Kaplan
The Angel in the House
Friday, January 7, 6:30 PM ET
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About the Book:
So, have we killed the angel in the house?
Curious if we’ve met Virginia Woolf’s famous challenge, photographer Lanie McNulty turned her lens on domestic interiors. The photographs are stunning, but the verdict isn’t good. McNulty’s nuanced portraits of women at home with children, husbands, parents, friends, and alone were created in collaboration with her subjects. The results starkly expose what the pandemic year has made all too clear: the outsized role women play trying to keep it all together.
About the Artist:
Lanie McNulty is a New York-based artist and social activist. Her photography series include Lifted Up in New York City, From the Ashes of Rwanda and The Angel in the House. Working in other media, she has created a series of tapestries called Say a Little Prayer for U.S. In her recent photography work, McNulty has developed a collaborative process for creating staged, narrative images. She calls this process: “photo improv.”
McNulty’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at Planthouse Gallery, BravinLee Programs, the All Things Project, UpstART Gallery, Umbrella Arts, and the Bronx Presidential Gallery. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, the Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the University of Victoria Library, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Collection at New York Public Library, and several private collections. In 2009, McNulty was awarded the Bronx Borough President’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution by an Artist and the International Art Movement’s Encounter ‘09 Award. She has been interviewed about her work as an artist and activist on “Tastemakers with Pauline Brown,” “That Black Girl Radio Show,” and the International Art Movement’s “I am IAM” podcast.
McNulty studied photography at the International Center of Photography. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Bank Street College of Education. McNulty lives in Harlem with her husband, Paul McNulty. They have three children.
About the Moderator:
MITCHELL KAPLAN: Mitchell is the owner of Books & Books and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair.