photography biennial 2013
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.
Juried by Francine Weiss, the exhibition “includes 76 works by 44 artists, a selective group culled from nearly 1200 images.”
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.”
This includes pure abstraction,
the use of photography to create magical worlds or alternative realities,
and photography “emulating art historical precedents in painting,” as with the work of photographers like Mariah Doren and myself.
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.”