artists & participants
Since photography’s inception, our world has become an ever more visual culture, where deciphering media images is an increasingly important form of literacy. Viewfinder provocatively suggests that we see photographically and that contemporary artists assimilate the camera’s mechanics as they compose technically and conceptually complex work. Rich in photographs, the exhibition also includes videos, installation, prints and paintings by an array of artists: Uta Barth, Sharon Lockhart, Kori Newkirk, Josiah McElheny, Wolfgang Tillmans, and many others. Works of art are arranged in evocative groupings – Frame, Focus, Exposure, Parallax, Cameraless, and Voyeur – each looking closely at how artists have reconsidered, manipulated, and distorted photography’s conventional forms and practices.
Viewfinder marks the Henry’s 80th anniversary year by highlighting the major works acquired or commissioned by the museum since it expanded in 1997. The Henry is unique in the Pacific Northwest as the sole collecting institution devoted to exhibiting and studying cutting-edge contemporary art.
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Henry’s 80th anniversary year
mit Uta Barth, Sharon Lockhart, Kori Newkirk, Josiah McElheny, Wolfgang Tillmans, Amir Zaki ...