Brooke Golightly from Tulsa, OK, is a regionally-known conceptual photographer. In her exhibition Vagaries of Fancy and Convenient Fictions, Golightly explores the relationship between the privacy of one’s internal emotional life, and the external life as performance. There is a murmur of emotional discourse that carries throughout my work. I photograph myself (usually) in pastoral surroundings in order to create a narrative with my relationship to native ancestory, particularly in juxtaposition to life as a contemporary, independent woman. Through process, I seek to create a dreamlike atmosphere that is reminiscent of a lingering memory. Often the associations are more allegorical than literal, borrowing themes from art history, nursery rhymes, personal relationships and fables.