Exhibition: Picture Show
Picture Show
March 30 – May 6, 2007

Picture Show featured artists who engaged the idea of moving pictures in the 21st century via work that evoked early optical and cinematic devices. In purpose, practice, and philosophy, these contemporary conjurers remind us of practitioners of bygone eras and pursue the same goal: to incite wonder. Within a gallery space turned theater/cabinet of curiosity, you could interact with, peer into, and animate many of the artworks—constructions that exist somewhere between photography, new media, sculpture, and installation. Although often antique in appearance, each piece uses technology—high or low, revealed or concealed—to produce allusions and illusions to delight the eyes and the mind. Artists included Steve Hollinger, Olivia Robinson, Erica von Schilgen, Deb Todd Wheeler, and work on loan from le Musée Patamécanique by Hans Spinnermen. Curated by PRC curator Leslie K. Brown, the exhibition was presented in conjunction with the biennial Boston Cyberarts Festival (April 20-May 6, 2007), a region-wide celebration of art and technology. More information on all exhibitions and events can be found at www.bostoncyberarts.org.
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