Three videos by Ernie Gehr on view at the Carpenter Center focus on verticality and urban sightseeing

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CAMBRIDGE, MA.- The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University presents Ernie Gehr: Picture Taking on view in the Sert Gallery from February 14 through April 1, 2012. This is the second exhibition in a newly created space for viewing moving image works located on the third floor of the Carpenter Center. Programming will run on three monitors mounted on the exterior wall of the Sert Gallery. “PICTURE TAKING is part of an ongoing cycle of new works on New York City that began with SURVEILLANCE, a 4-channel installation exhibited in Madison Square Park in 2010, opening in late March at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington DC, as part of their permanent collection (Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image). PICTURE TAKING is focused on “verticality” and urban sightseeing as well as on some of the pictorial