• Nan

    Nan (1995-2007) is a visual diary of the golden years of Maida’s maternal grandmother. Born Annunziata in 1920 -- but known by her Americanized name, Nancy -- Nan, who was raised to be a 1950's homemaker, embodies the complexities and contradictions of the postwar America woman. Inspired by Sirkian melodramas, this series relishes in the veneer of American prosperity while illuminating the underbelly of growing old in a culture of youth, beauty, and consumption.