in the 21st Century
February 26 -- April 11, 2010
Reception: Friday, February 26, 7-9 pm
About the Show
This group photography exhibition explores how digital photography is breaking new ground both aesthetically and technically. It features the varied works of eleven artists from the Chicago area and around the country.
Guest-curator Roland Miller has selected noted photographers who are taking digital photography into new aesthetic directions. Photography has always taken its lead from other art mediums. The “Pictorialist” photographers in the late 19th century strove to make their photos imitate other art media. Today, most digital fine art photographers are retracing techniques and visual styles of other media, including photography. This neo-Pictorialism or Pixeltorialism is a natural progression in photography. However, digital imaging is slowly moving beyond traditional darkroom manipulations into new and exciting territory. The eleven artists selected for this exhibition are truly moving Beyond Pixeltorialism. These artists were selected to demonstrate the breadth and innovative diversity that digital image makers are exploring.
Gallery Talk by guest curator Roland Miller: Friday, February 26, 6:15-7:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 26, 7:00-9:00 pm with live music by Vladimir Shifrin
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