The Center for Photographic Art’s new exhibit, An Unexpected Aesthetic: The Search for New Directions includes the work of nine photographers including Janet Fine, Greg Mettler and Mary Cheung. It harkens to the legacies of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, highlighting innovation and work that expands the possibilities of the medium.
The artists’ search for something unique and unexpected emerges as a common theme in the works. The Center for Photographic art hopes viewers will experience something remarkable that is unique to photography.
Part of what’s on display is these photographers’ efforts to expand boundaries previous artists have already stretched in awesome ways.
The images in the show include novel printing techniques, including printing photographs on found objects. The artists also push boundaries through their relationship to context as in Ben Nixon’s image of Yosemite’s royal arches, a subject of one of Ansel Adam’s photographs. Nixon’s piece is titled Yosemite Homage to Carleton.
The exhibit continue through May 5.
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