Seams of Vision
While the look of nature lies inherent in itself yet alive, visual language speaksthrough discernable notions and ideas. The fixed photographic image occupies a unique niche, affording one the opportunity to reconsider an environment and/or object. The photographer, like any artist, chooses his subject matter and creates composition through choice. The photographer, unlike other artists, possesses a tool that precisely mirrors reality.
Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), El Lissitzky (1890-1941), and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) were pioneers of Modern photography. Each mans investigation into seeing is apparent in his imagery, singular achievements of visual perspective. Embracing the attributes of photography led them to relevant artistic and scientific discoveries, thereby revealing the otherwise dormant possibilities of the medium. Their new-vision advocated a new-literacy, expounding the potential of effectively sharing by simply viewing.
This exhibition of vintage prints by Blossfeldt, Lissitzky, and Moholy-Nagy offers an opportunity to experience master works that have become rare to see in person. The grouping of these Modernist photographers work in a single environment lends the visitor insight to the different approaches that each artist had developed to produce extraordinary pictures.
The possibilities of photography are inestimatable. This field is so new and so uncharted that the exploratory process itself can have creative results. Naturally, technology is the means of pursuing this path. To be illiterate in the future will mean lacking a knowledge not of the alphabet but of the principals of