Domestic Skin


Domestic Skin


Columbus Avenue
Upper West Side
New York

Curatorial Statement

Ad Nauseam Lyceum is pleased to present Domestic Skin, an exhibition of photographs by Morgan Levy and Anna Ogier-Bloomer, two New York based artists whose portrayal of family is central to their work. Ad Nauseam Lyceum’s first exhibition devoted solely to photography, Domestic Skin addresses the tension between destiny and growth, presented through the lens of two distinct female photographers. Morgan Levy’s portrayal of pre-adolescent girls in paper costumes and placed against a backdrop of her landscape photographs serve as a metaphor for the psychological complexities her subjects face. Anna Ogier-Bloomer’s documentation of her middle class family in Ohio captured over a five-year period illustrates the stark reality and familiarity of loved ones in transition. Together these artists present a story of growing up female, stepping out of what’s comfortable, and whether by idealistic choice or bare necessity, putting on a new persona.

Ad Nauseam Lyceum is an artist run organization committed to showcasing multi-disciplinary work by emerging artists in New York . The group aims to give young artists an opportunity to collaborate, present work, and have a creative dialogue outside the traditional art market. Founded in 2006 by Ryan Frank, Deena Selenow, and Rory Sheridan, the group has hosted previous events at Emphemeroptera Art Space, chashama, EXPLOSIVO! and Studio 717, and has collectively shown the work of over 50 visual and performing artists. Dedicated to blurring the lines between various artistic genres, Ad Nauseam Lyceum is a platform for a new generation of artists working in performance, visual art, and new media.

chashama is a non-profit New York City arts organization with a nine-year history of supporting artists of all genres and experience levels by offering them access to space and major support resources. chashama provides opportunities for artists by transforming vacant real estate into multi-arts complexes and animating them with innovative and challenging art. Through low and no-cost admissions, chashama provides more opportunities for audiences as well as artists.


Morgan Levy


October 17 - November 2, 2008



“Domestic Skin,” Artist Parent Index , accessed March 19, 2018,

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