EXHIBITION

Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Schoolchildren
Schoolchildren
Amy Stein, Tree Line, Mollymook
Tree Line
Amy Stein, Farmer's Daughter with Heart Necklace
Farmer’s Daughter with Heart Necklace
Amy Stein, Red Rose Road Marker, Road to Broken Hill
Red Rose Road Marker
Amy Stein, Hay Branch of the COuntry Women's Association, Hay
Hay Branch of the Country Women’s Association
Amy Stein, Team Players I, Crowa Rugby Club, Crowa
Team Players I
Amy Stein, Team Players II, Crowa Rugby Club, Crowa
Team Players II
Amy Stein, Cut Down Tree I, Balranald
Cut Down Tree I
Amy Stein, Cut Down Tree II, Balranald
Cut Down Tree II
Amy Stein, Cut Down Tree III
Cut Down Tree III
Amy Stein, Cut Down Tree IV, Balranald
Cut Down Tree IV
Amy Stein, Young Surfer I, Ulladulla
Young Surfer I
Amy Stein, Young Surfer II, Ulladulla
Young Surfer II
Amy Stein, Queue Up, Mollymook
Queue Up
Amy Stein, Mates IV, Ulladulla
Mates IV
Amy Stein, Mates III, Broken Hill
Mates III
Amy Stein, Stands Out Like Dog's Balls
Stands Out Like Dog’s Balls
Amy Stein, Miner I, Peak Gold Mines, Cobar
Miner I
Amy Stein, Miner II, Peak Gold Mines, Cobar
Miner II
Amy Stein, Miner III, Peak Gold Mines, Cobar
Miner III
Amy Stein, Miner IV, Peak Gold Mines, Cobar
Miner IV
Amy Stein, Two Tall Trees, Mollymook
Two Tall Trees
Amy Stein, Stump II, Road to Broken Hill
Stump II
Amy Stein, Jacinta, Cobar
Jacinta
Amy Stein, Plants, Mollymook
Plants
Amy Stein, The Great Austrailian Salute, Broken Hill
The Great Australian Salute
Amy Stein, Lillian, Broken Hill
Lillian
Amy Stein, On Your Pat Malone, Broken Hill
On Your Pat Malone
Amy Stein, Man with Tools
Man with Tools
Amy Stein, Woman by Wall
Woman by Wall
Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Rellies
Rellies
Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Woman with Water Bottle
Woman with Water Bottle
Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, David at the Salesyard
David at the Salesyards
Amy Stein, Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Tall Poppy Syndrome Exhibition
Exhibition Image
Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Tall Poppy Syndrome Exhibition
Exhibition Image Two
Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Tall Poppy Syndrome Exhibition
Exhibition Image Three
Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Tall Poppy Syndrome Exhibition
Exhibition Image Four
Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Tall Poppy Syndrome Exhibition
Exhibition Image Five

January 10 – February 16, 2013

Artists’ reception:
Thursday, January 17, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Tall Poppy Syndrome” is a term used to describe a social phenomenon in Australia in which successful people (the “tall poppies”) get “cut down to size,” criticized, resented, or ridiculed because their talents or achievements distinguish them from their peers.

ClampArt is happy to announce the opening of “Amy Stein & Stacy Arezou Mehrfar: Tall Poppy Syndrome.” The exhibition is accompanied by the artists’ monograph of the same title from Decode Books (Hardcover, 96 pp., 9.8 x 7.9 inches, $60).

In 2010, American photographers Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar embarked on a month-long road trip throughout New South Wales—Australia’s most populous state. They were interested in investigating “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” Is the syndrome even real? Can it be documented or observed? Stein and Mehrfar set out to explore quintessential Australian life and find what evidence they could of the existence of this phenomenon. They spent their days meeting and photographing everyday Australians—from schoolchildren in their plaid uniforms to young surfers playing at the beach to grandmothers meeting at their social clubs—all the while learning about the relationship between the group and the individual within Australian society. The resulting photographs in “Tall Poppy Syndrome” present their findings.

Amy Stein’s work explores man’s evolving isolation from community, culture, and the environment. Her photographs have been the subject of numerous national and international exhibitions, and are represented in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; among many others. Her first monograph, Domesticated, was published by Photolucida in 2008.

Stacy Arezou Mehrfar is a first generation American artist and lecturer currently residing in Sydney, Australia. Predominately working on long-term projects that explore cultural identity, her images have been exhibited in the United States, Australia, Poland, and Germany. She has received distinctions from the Moran Arts Foundation, Photography.Book.Now, the Camera Club of New York, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, among others. Mehrfar’s images are held in several public and private collections worldwide.

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