"Dutch Interior" (2001)

"Dutch Interior," 2001

Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

"I think for a long time I’ve had this fascination with domestic interiors and it goes back to my dollhouse making days. And I suppose I’ve had a special interest in domestic interiors that also are scenes of horror or of the uncanny. And maybe what I am really interested in is what I think of as the uncanny- that moment when the familiar turns against itself and suddenly reveals itself to be, in fact, quite strange. So with the piece ‘Dutch Interior,’ where that came from was another movie that features scary domestic interiors that goes back to my early childhood imagination and it’s the movie ‘Amityville Horror.’"

- Paul Pfeiffer