Gallery artists Joshua Dildine and Penelope Umbrico will have work featured in “Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed,” an exhibition of photo-based art at the University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F.
Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. The first half of the exhibition will open in the Schmidt Center Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 20, and the second half will open in the Ritter Art Gallery on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Both galleries are located on the Boca Raton campus.
Says the university:
‘“Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed’ presents works by more than 20 contemporary artists. Most of the artists live and work throughout the United States while a few reside in other countries including Israel, Denmark and Peru. While hardly unified in style and content, the artists’ works in “Altarations” blend photographic images and processes to produce works that celebrate, contradict and undermine photographic traditions through altered images and references. The title of the exhibition is derived from Mark C. Taylor’s “Altarity,”a 1987 book of philosopher Taylor’s writing that brings together his interpretation and synthesis of several modern philosophers’ interpretations of difference and otherness. The artists included in the exhibition employ practices that simultaneously subvert photographic traditions while also employing the medium’s salient characteristics that revolve around the physics of light and light sensitive chemistries, some of which use this property to relate and respond to digital image making technologies.”
The exhibition was selected by co-curators W. Rod Faulds, director of FAU’s University Galleries, and Jeanie Giebel, FAU Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate (2013), who is currently a curatorial assistant at the Margulies Collection in Miami. Both will contribute essays to a catalogue to be published to document the exhibition. The “Altarations” catalogue will also include an essay by Heather Diack, assistant professor of art history from the University of Miami, who is an expert in conceptual art and the history of photography.
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