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Shadow Town, 1992
San Diego, California
Shadow Town, 1992
San Diego, California

Tannen has effectively set his environment in the fertile zone between reality and fiction by cleverly fusing real space and represented objects. The phone, light fixture and other furnishings, for instance, are sculpted and painted, rather than actual and functional. The window shade is pulled most of the way down, but a small slice of a view is provided by a photograph of a street scene propped between the window and the sill.
––Leah Ollman, At the Galleries, Los Angeles Times, 21 October 1992, San Diego County edition, Entertainment section.