Pamela Pecchio: Habitation

Candela Books + Gallery is excited to announce Pamela Pecchio’s Habitation, May 2 – June 28, 2014.

Pamela Pecchio “Habitation (Offspring),” 2005. Archival pigment print.


In Habitation, Pamela Pecchio utilizes the photograph as an insightful documentation of the physical and psychological spaces we call home. Recognizing both the poetry and the mundanity of our everyday surroundings, Pecchio continues, for over a decade now, to investigate “the habitat of the home, where we are able to let down our guard and express our most idiosyncratic habits,” taking special care to highlight our complex relationships with objects, color, light, space, and landscape. Though this series of photographs is devoid of actual people, the collected objects and imagery of the home offer a particular kind of portrait, as the dweller remains present in their inhabited space.

Pecchio received her MFA in Photography from Yale University, where she was awarded the Richard Dixon Welling Prize. She has exhibited nationally, in China and Europe; and is collected privately and publicly, including among the Yale University Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Pecchio is currently Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Virginia.

A preview reception and artist talk will take place Thursday, May 1, 5-8pm. The exhibition will open to the public Friday, May 2, 5-9pm.