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For Ghost Photographs, Angela Deane paints ghostly figures over found photographs, creating a portrait of human life that is both whimsical and painful. These anonymous images, capturing intimate moments of families foreign to the artist, become templates for universal nostalgic yearnings. Like playful children donning cut-up sheets for Halloween, the ghosts each have a crude and surprisingly emotive pair of black dot eyes, which wander across the frame in woeful bewilderment. The photographic subjects, now two dimensional ghosts in a three dimensional space, seem to have reached a moment of stinging self-awareness, forced to remember their own mortality and the passing of these happy moments.

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