The Boston Globe

In her newest series, Believe You Me, Karin Stack uses fabrics, felt, plastic figures, model trees, wood, and other consumable and throw away items to build sets and models of sea and landscapes.  She then photographs them with reference to the Romantic Landscape tradition, tourist photography and conventions of communicating the sublime in the landscape. She explores white space, color and static in the composition.  She communicates both humor and awe to the viewer and questions the lines between what is real and what is not.  The result creates a psychologically complex, idiosyncratic interior landscape.  Her mysterious and occasionally emotional but simple little arrangements provoke some complex ideas. 

Stack has a Master of Fine Arts from Colorado State University and is presently teaching at Wellesley College. Her solo exhibitions have included:  Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA; University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA; Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.