Photo-Secession At the beginning of American modernism, photography still struggled to be recognized as a form of art. The photographer Alfred Stieglitz described it as:
Non-representational photography lives in this contested middle ground between material reality and photographic illusion—fact and fiction—first and second natures.
Today, anyone who has a cell phone can take and send digital pictures instantaneously. Freed from its duty to represent, abstract photography continues to be a catchall genre for the blending of mediums and disciplines.
It is an arena to test photography. The artists in second nature grow the ever expanding field of photography by revisiting themes of hyperrealism, constructivism, and the materiality of time through light as well as processes of analog photography. This exhibition is not intended to be a survey of abstract photography, but rather a focused study of art being made now that revisits and continues some of the themes and creative explorations of 20th century photography.
Second nature is made possible in part by generous support from Beth and Richard Marcus. Play Saturday, June 9, drop-in anytime 11 am—3 pm Visit deCordova as a family to explore how contemporary artists incorporate play into their artwork and processes.
Find and experiment with new materials, create a collaborative structure with new friends, discover new sculpture in the Park, and explore the summer exhibitions. Yamini Nayar Saturday, June 16, 2 pm Yamini Nayar constructs temporal imagined spaces made from found and low-tech materials to form sculptural installations that only survive through photographic documentation.
She questions constructs of the moment and the art of photography as a discipline. Artistic Process of Bryan Graf Saturday, July 21, 2 pm Bryan Graf plays with the materiality of light in his three photographic series in the exhibition, second nature.
Graf puts a spin on traditional photographic methods by taking the processes outside, exposing film to light, and taking images of photograms. Graf will discuss his work on view, as well as demonstrate the darkroom process of making a photogram, an opportunity not to be missed. A Little History of Photography:In Walter Benjamin’s essay on the history of photography, the philosopher and critical theorist articulates photography’s ‘second nature’ as its inherent ability to detach and abstract the visible from the real.
The Critical Image: Essays on Contemporary Photography by Carol Squiers (Author) Be the first to review this itemAuthor: Carol Squiers.
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“War Photographer” critical essay with the morbid image of a youth walking the streets of the city while playing with a revolver. The boys face is full of anger and rage, which therefore seems to be a reflection of the environment he is in.
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