FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2012
Joy Garnett: Rose (2010) 48 x 60 inches. Oil on canvas
Curated by Mary Birmingham
Participating artists: Paul Chiappe, Willie Cole, Anne-Karin Furunes, Joy Garnett, Gail Gregg, Diana Jensen, Cassandra C. Jones, Whitfield Lovell, Penelope Umbrico and Aaron Williams.
An exhibition catalog will be available.
Where: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Main Gallery, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901
When: September 14-December 2, 2012
Opening Reception: September 14, 2012, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Picture Takers is a group show featuring artwork made from or inspired by vernacular photography. Using pictures taken by others, the ten artists in this exhibition create new narratives that explore ideas about history, memory and identity. Some find photographs in historical archives, flea markets and antique stores; others mine the vast field of stock photographic images available online. Several of the artists rely on news, social media and photo-sharing websites for their subjects. By utilizing a wide range of sources, they examine our consumption of photography and our evolving relationship to the photographic image.
The exhibition showcases an international group of artists working in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings and video.
Programs Related to Picture Takers: [LINK]
Fair Use & Contemporary Art: A Panel Discussion. October 24, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Moderated by artist Joy Garnett, an artist featured in Picture Takers, this event is free and open to the public. Panelists: Penelope Umbrico, Nate Harrison, Raymond Dowd, and Nicole Fleetwood.
Art Afternoon: Make Art with Found Photos. November 4, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
This artist-led community art-making event is an opportunity to create art based on one’s own photos or those provided. Free and open to the public.
Workshop: The Digital Collage. October 28, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. $150 plus $25 materials fee.
Instructor Peter Lester shows how to collect an assortment of high resolution clip art from the Internet and to composite and sculpt individual pieces into one image using Photoshop.
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