U.Va. Art Museum Exhibit “Tilted Horizon” Shows Artist Garry Winogrand’s Unique View Of The World
June 6, 2005 --
WHAT: “Garry Winogrand: Tilted Horizon”
WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, through Sunday, Aug. 14
WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum
155 Rugby Road
Photographer Garry Winogrand's images show a unique view of the world. He represents subjects in intimate relationships — and these images also suggest that the artist believes the world to be unstable, quirky and slightly jagged at the edges. By creating picture planes that are precarious, as if one is viewing the scene through the distorted mirrors found at amusement parks, he imparts such a sensibility.
The University of Virginia Art Museum exhibition, “Garry Winogrand: Tilted Horizon,” features images from the photographer’s “Women Are Better Than Men” portfolio. The title, derived from an article by Vicki Goldberg, a leading voice in the field of photography criticism, succeeds in articulating the artist's world view, described through his camera lens.
In the photographs, on view in the museum’s Graphics Gallery, women are seen as “better” than men. They convey that not only have they survived, they prevail. Winogrand's photographs are autobiographical — in other words, he structures them by creating fictive tableaus, which suggest, as one author asserts, Winogrand's own fantasies regarding women specifically, and society generally. Although he skirted the edges of pessimism, his images convey an essential humanity replete with the unexpected outcomes of human interaction.
The exhibition, taken from the museum's collection, includes works donated in 2001 by Walton and Molly Rutherford; Mr. Rutherford is a 1974 graduate of U.Va.’s College of Arts and Sciences.
The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For details about the exhibit or information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592, or visit the museum’s Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298