In this exhibition, Maggie Meiners was inspired by Norman Rockwell’s cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. It has been discovered that Rockwell staged photographs either shot by himself or by an assistant, then used the photograph as a template for the final project. Meiners uses Rockwell’s work and reinterprets those scenes by using photographs as the final product. Revisiting Rockwell attempts to contemporize Rockwell’s original works by integrating social issues and elements more suggestive today into each photograph.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.