Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Opening Tomorrow: Still Life @ CCNY

Stephen Sitting , June 2009 © Lyndsy Welgos

from CCNY:

Still Life
Curated by Jon Feinstein

Featuring: Erica Allen, Michael Bühler-Rose, Robyn Cumming, Louis S. Davidson, John Hutchins, Lyndsy Welgos, and Ann Woo.

November 5 - December 19
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6-8pm

Still Life examines a tendency in contemporary portraiture to remove the subjectivity of the persons photographed, literally transforming them into objects, and fashioning them as if they were still lifes. People are depicted for their formal or cultural qualities, as matter rendered through light and color. The exhibition juxtaposes this contemporary work with studio portrait work from the Camera Club Archives, fostering a discussion about the relationship between classical idealized studio portraiture and contemporary critical portraiture.

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