Exhibitions: Curator's Choice: Appropriation and Syntax, The Uses of Photography in Contemporary Art

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    Curator's Choice: Appropriation and Syntax, The Uses of Photography in Contemporary Art

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    • June 1988: Appropriation and Syntax: The Uses of Photography in Contemporary Art, an exhibition of 17 works from the Museum’s permanent collection examining the range of photographic imagery in contemporary art, is on view in the first floor Lobby Gallery from June 29 through October 10, 1988. It features the works of artists Ellen Carey, Russell Drisch, David Hockney, Barbara Kruger, Ann Rosen, and Cindy Sherman, among others, and includes a number of works never before on view.

      Photography today is widely used as a medium for mass communication: in advertising, television, and film. The exhibition includes examples by artists who appropriate media imagery and use it as an element in their work. In some cases, such appropriation is a means of commenting on the social and cultural attitudes reflected in the media, and in others, it is a means of re-creating media myths. Also represented are several artists who combine photography with other materials, particularly paint, and several others who allude to painting in their straight photography.

      This Curator’s Choice exhibition was selected and organized by Laural Weintraub, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. It is the sixteenth in a continuing series and has been made possible, in part, by a grant from A&S.

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