September 24 - October 16, 2004
Ziegler’s works portray absence and are as much about what we can see as what we can’t. In her interiors, this feeling is magnified by her choice of everyday objects – a chair, a plate, a vase – and a single overhead light source, haloing the empty place at a table, a single seat, a lone flower as decoration. And yet this light is an encompassing one that embraces and tellingly illuminates the simple vignettes, warding off sadness and the dark. And while the spaces are simple they are also welcoming, a place is set at the table, the reds are warm, the painting on the wall an image of home, the sky glimpsed out the window reflects the setting of a sun on a picture-perfect day. It is a space that seems content in its aloneness.