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Charlotte, NC – Katherine Blackwell, Cher Cosper, David Thayer French, Joshua Gage, Paul Keysar, Andrew Leventis, Osiris Rain, and P. S. Thibodeaux will display their work June 1 through 30, 2009, in an exhibit titled “Realism Found: Charlot...
BERLIN.- Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers present an exhibition of new works by Andreas Gursky in Berlin. The series of works represents an important new development in Gursky's practice in which the artist reassesses the way he works with photography. Like many of Andreas Gursky’s works, the new, six-part series Ocean I-VI (2009-2010) goes back to a spontaneous visual experience. As the artist relates, while flying one night from Dubai to Melbourne he stared for some time at the flight monitor: the Horn of Africa to the far left, a tip of Australia to the far right – and there in between the blue void. Then all of a sudden he saw the graphic representation on the monitor as a picture.
CHICAGO, IL.- For at least a century, vernacular photographs those ordinary, amateur or professional, everyday picturesboth challenged and inspired fine-art photography. The Art Institute of Chicago has organized In the Vernacular, an exhibition that brings together images by artists whothrough their choice of content, process, aesthetic, and means of distributionblur or erase the boundaries that seem to separate fine art from the commonplace. In the Vernacular will be on view February 6 through May 31, 2010, in Galleries 1 and 2, and features more than 100 images culled from the museums permanent collection. Twenty new acquisitions made by the Department of Photography including works by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Richard Misrach, and Andy Warholare included in the show. Many of these images are familiar and universal: snapshots, crime-scene photos, advertising images, family pictures, travel albums, and pin-up posters. Serving as bot