2004_10_artsamerstills.jpgStarting tomorrow and on view through November 13 Tema Stauffer's American Stills at Jen Bekman Gallery and at the PUBLIC Avro|KO project space [@ 210 Elizabeth St].

Stauffer's photos will stir up nostalgia for anyone who grew up in the suburbs. According to the press release the American Stills exhibit is a nostalgic but unsentimental vision of the Midwest. However, looking at the images Gothamist felt a ping of sentimentalism. The scene at left could have been one embedded in our memories of growing up in the 'burbs, Stauffer has just brought the clouded vision into focus for us.

Go check out this somewhat surreal take on the simple life. The duel opening receptions are tomorrow, October 12th from 6pm - 8pm @ jen bekman and 8pm - 9.30pm @ PUBLIC Avro|KO.

For now, see more images from the show here.