I guess you never really notice the emptiness of a store. It’s almost as if its a portal into a different world, or at least that’s what Mr. Levi thinks. The concept is a bit haunting. The exposed area with no one in it, just standing there doing absolutely “nothing”.
Artist’s Statement [Levi Wedel]: “The bright spectacles in each store window promise goods and services which lay behind solid glass and locked doors making them unavailable at night. These spectacles initiate desires that cannot be quenched and solicit consumers that are not present, generating a play of signs that only point to each other.
The photographs themselves are similarly a play of signs and desires with their voyeuristic promise to disclose the private internal contents of each store which upon closer examination remain partially concealed by the limited view through doors and windows”