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