Limits of PhotographyJan 1 — Mar 25, 2012


  • Randy Hayes, Kyoto, Japan, 2011

  • Randy Hayes, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 2011

  • John Brill, Untitled, 1991

  • Dan Hojnacki, Christmas Cactus With Chair, 2010

  • Vera Klement, War Monody (Autumn), 2004

  • Rhona Shand, Muribund Ideologies, 2001

  • Doug Stapleton, Push, 2011

Work by:

Chris Naka
Curtis Mann
Daniel Hojnacki
Doug Stapleton
J.J. Murphy
John Brill
Randy Hayes
Rhona Shand
Sally Ketcham
Vera Klement


Limits of Photography explores the area where the viewer loses faith in the veracity of photography. The exhibition title exploits a double meaning. The first is that many of the artists in the show push photography to the limits of recognizing it as photography. The second refers to the limitations encountered when we trust photography as if it were perception—as if it were a window rather than a flat, constructed surface. These two obviously play off against each other and provide good metaphoric possibilities for making art as well as for viewing.

—Rod Slemmons, Curator at Large, Museum of Contemporary Photography

WJT Mitchell Lecture, March 20, 2012 from MoCP, Columbia College Chicago on Vimeo.

 

Gallery Talk: Vera Klement discusses her work in conjunction with the Limits of Photography exhibition at the MoCP from MoCP, Columbia College Chicago on Vimeo.

 

Gallery Talk: Randy Hayes discusses his work in conjunction with the Limits of Photography exhibition at the MoCP from MoCP, Columbia College Chicago on Vimeo.

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