Exhibition: Keeping Time
Keeping Time:
Cycle and Duration in
Contemporary Photography
November 7, 2008 – January 25, 2009
Opening reception, Thursday, November 6, 5:30 – 7:30pm

This group exhibition brought together photographers who deal with concepts of time, duration, and cycles—both human and celestial—in their work. From its beginnings, photography has been lauded as nature capturing itself and as a method with which to stop, pause, preserve, and contemplate time. Artists include Stuart Allen (TX), Erika Blumenfeld (TX), Rebecca Cummins (WA), Sharon Harper (MA), Chris McCaw (CA), Matthew Pillsbury (NY), Byron Wolfe (CA).

In creating their work, each artist uses a different idea or aesthetic means to capture time—Pillsbury, for example, might leave the shutter open for a whole television program, while Harper travels across the world and records skies on a single sheet of film. Other artists use important celestial markers, like equinoxes, or human markers, like conversations at a cafe, to bookend their exposures.

Click here for the special companion online site, featuring images, an essay, statements, and links.
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