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"This Is Not A Photograph" Exhibition Opens At Bayly Art Museum Aug. 3

July 18, 2001--

WHAT: "This is Not a Photograph"

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 3 - Sunday, Oct. 7

WHERE: Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Rugby Road, Charlottesville

A special exhibition, "This is Not a Photograph," opens Friday, Aug. 3 at the Bayly Art Museum and runs through Oct.7.

The images in the show, produced without cameras, raise the question: "Is camera-less photography really photography?" Featuring the photographic work of 15 artists who have exhibited worldwide, the show extends the long tradition of experimentation with materials since the creation of the photographic process.

One of the inventors of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot, made "photographic drawings" without a camera, producing an image from objects placed on photo-sensitive paper and exposed to light. Talbot's early experiments proved that the basic elements of photography are light and a photo-sensitive surface -- but not necessarily a camera.

Within that broad definition, "This is Not a Photograph," showcases the works of contemporary artists who experiment with the tools, materials and processes of photography. Some of the artists do use objects; others create images from photographic material itself; still others literally "draw with light."

The exhibition features works by Heike Bartels, David Berg, Christopher Bucklow, Ellen Carey, Alain Gerard Clement, Susan Derges, Adam Fuss, Christopher Giglio, Jonathan Kline, Daniel Levin, Amanda Means, Daro Montag, Kunié Sugiura, Cheryl Van Hooven, and James Welling. The work by Sugiura is part of the museum's permanent collection.

A catalog accompanies the exhibition, curated by Roger Sayre and organized as a traveling show by Pamela Auchincloss Arts Management. Its showing at the Bayly Art Museum is made possible by Art$ and the Arts Enhancement Fund.

The Bayly Art Museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is located on Rugby Road, a short distance from the Rotunda. A small parking lot for visitors is located behind the museum.

For more information about the exhibit and the Bayly Art Museum, visit the Bayly Web site at www.virginia.edu/~bayly.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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