Join us this 3rd Friday for the opening reception of
curated by elin o’Hara slavick
October 16, 2015
with images from
Becca Albee, Ben Alper, Tammy Rae Carland, Joy Drury Cox, Gail Goers, Emmet Gowin, Greg Halloran, Tama Hochbaum, Graciela Iturbide, Carolyn Janssen, Minjin Kang, Siri Kaur, Angela Kelly, Mijoo Kim, Jane Marsching, Lisa McCarty, Alyssa Miserendino, John Taj Neville, Ashley Oates, Arthur Ou, Eric Pickersgill, Drew Robertson, Lynn Saville, Joel Sternfeld, J. Gray Swartzel, Val Telberg, Jina Valentine, Gesche Würfel, Grant Yarolin, Brenna Murphy, Peter Barnett, Ashley Florence, Amy White and anonymous photographers from the curator's collection.
Neo-Pre-Post-Contra-Para-Anti-Hyper-Pro-Trans-Ultra-Photography is inspired by Thomas McEvilley’s essay on Wolfgang Laib in which he explains the notion of Neo-Pre-Post-Modern. McEvilley explains that Laib – a contemporary Swiss artist who was trained as a doctor and meticulously collects pollen from flowers for his opaque squares of ochre and lemon that glow from within – works at the intersection where cave paintings and Giotto meet Malevich and Minimalism. Laib’s work is both a return to the archaic and the role of artist as intermediary and a deconstruction of the masculine monumental and the industrial permanent.