The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography at the Center for Creative Photography

Studio Construct 17, 2007

Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Organized by Aperture Foundation
January 14 – March 27, 2011

From the beginning, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography, and its persistent popularity reveals much about the medium. The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, curated by Lyle Rexer, showcases the work of more than twenty contemporary photographers who base their practice in some form of abstraction. Rexer defines abstraction as “a departure from or the eliding of an immediately apprehensible subject.” Within this broad definition, a host of approaches explore aspects of the photographic experience, including the chemistry of traditional photography, the mediation of lenses, the direct capture of light without a camera, temporal extensions, digital sampling of found images, radical cropping, and various deliberate destabilizations of photographic reference. For more information about the exhibition, visit Aperture’s Edge of Vision website.

Previously:

Center for Creative Photography at University of Arizona Libraries
September 4 – November 28, 2010

Artist’s Talk – Barbara Kasten

Thursday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.
Exhibiting artist Barbara Kasten will discuss her work, which explores the interplay between light and form. Kasten teaches photography at Columbia College, Chicago, exhibits internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For more information, visit the CCP’s website.