Bill Armstrong, Mandala #450, 2003
Cameras are more common now than in any time in history, which should = more experimentation right? So what happens when the subject is no longer bound to documentation? To help answer that question twenty international photographers have been gathered for, The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography at Lewis and Clark College's Hoffman Gallery
. The exhibition is curated by Lyle Rexer and presented by the Aperture Foundation.
"The works explore diverse aspects of the photographic experience,
including the chemistry of traditional photography, the direct capture of light without a camera, temporal extensions, digital sampling of found images, radical cropping, and various deliberate
destabilizations of photographic reference. This abstract use of
photography often combines other mediums such as painting, sculpture,
drawing and video. All artists join a broad contemporary trend to look critically and freshly at a medium commonly considered transparent."
Edge of Vision features photographs by; Bill Armstrong, Carel Balth, Ellen Carey, Roland Fischer, Michael Flomen, Manuel Geerinck, Shirine Gill, Barbara Kasten, Seth Lambert, Charles Lindsay, Irene Mamiye, Chris McCaw, Edward Mapplethorpe, Roger Newton, Jack Sal, Penelope Umbrico, Randy West, Silvio Wolf, and Ilan Wolff.
The Hoffman Gallery January 19 - March 18 2012
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