March 7 - April 6, 1989In the past decade, artists have radically reinterpreted the medium of photography, denying its traditional role as a recorder of “truth” and exploiting instead its ability to create states of “unreality." Through a Glass, Darkly features large-scale photographs by Ellen Brooks, Barbara Ess, Richard Prince, Andres Serrano, Laurie Simmons, and Oliver Wasow. These works explore unsettling psychological states, artificial terrains, and hallucinatory worlds within clichéd imagery. Intensified color, murky detail, distortion, and other manipulations contribute to the transformation from fact to fiction in the artists’ works, and the invention and adaptation of new and archaic photographic techniques are the means by which they achieve their ends.
Tuesday, March 7
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.