photography biennial 2013

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The New England Photography Biennial exhibition at the Danforth Art Museum is now on view and I’m pleased to be a part of it, along with Maine photo colleagues Jim Nickelson and Toni Pepe.

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Juried by Francine Weiss, the exhibition “includes 76 works by 44 artists, a selective group culled from nearly 1200 images.”

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Moving through the rooms, from image to image, the juror’s statement was clearly reflected: “The most common current running through the submissions was the overwhelming interest in fine art photography.”

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This includes pure abstraction,

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the use of photography to create magical worlds or alternative realities,

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and photography “emulating art historical precedents in painting,” as with the work of photographers like Mariah Doren and myself.

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The exhibition is an inspiring reminder of the singular science-meets-art energy which makes the photographic medium such a dynamic tool for creating images: “Experimentation, always a keyword in photography, is evident in every work on the walls…Repeated references to photographic history result in a contemporary exhibition firmly rooted in its origins.”

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