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Photography as Sculpture

California Museum of Photography

July 26 - October 4, 2008

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 26, 2008, 6pm - 9pm

Explores how a new generation of artists in California are using photographic prints as the basic medium in the creation of sculptural works, in an effort to expand the use of the media and to examine the nature of the photographic image. Through these works, the artists shake the foundations of the photograph's traditional function as a reliable record of a visual perception. The exhibition follows in the footsteps of earlier generations of artists working in California who, in the 1960's through the late 1980's, began to use the photograph in radically new art contexts, such as John Baldessari, Wallace Berman, Robert Heinecken, Susan Rankaitis, Edward Ruscha, Ilene Segalove, and Alexis Smith.

Artists in the exhibition include Elizabeth Bryant, Todd Gray, Katie Grinnan, Brandon Lattu, Srdjan Loncar, Dana Maiden, Tom McGovern, David Meanix, Gina Osterloh, Anthony Pearson, Carter Potter, Christopher Taggart, Mary Younakof, Amir Zaki and Bari Ziperstein. The exhibition is co-organized by UCR California Museum of Photography and UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, two venues in the three-venue consortium called UCR ARTSblock. The exhibition will be presented at the California Museum of Photography. Curated by Tyler Stallings, director, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery. Catalog available.

UCR ARTSblock (co-organized by UCR California Museum of Photography and UCR Sweeney Art Gallery)

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