Exhibition




Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography
December 6, 2014 - March 15, 2015





Maggie Taylor
Cloud sisters. 2001.
Pigmented digital print. 15 x 15 in.
Maggie Taylor.

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Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography focuses on 20th and 21st century artists who have pushed the boundaries of photography in myriad ways, creating images that have a complex relationship to objective reality.  Beginning with Man Ray’s portfolio Electricité (1931), the exhibition traces 20th century experimentation with photograms, multiple exposures, combination printing, tonal contrast, unusual perspectives, cropping, and chemical processing, often resulting in the creation of images that are abstract.  Contemporary photographers have expanded the medium’s limits even further, reviving older techniques such as the camera obscura, experimenting with long and multiple exposures, darkroom processing, and cameraless photography, or exploring digital technologies.  Harry Callahan, Robert Heinecken, Chris McCaw, Abelardo Morell, Floris Neusüss, Mariah Robertson, Grete Stern, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Maggie Taylor, Edmund Teske, Raoul Ubac, and Jerry Uelsmann are among the featured artists.

Modern Alchemy is sponsored in part by Advantage Title and through generous support from Frank Lourenso & Gary Stevens – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

This exhibition is also sponsored in part through generous support from The John Hahn Foundation.

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