Aug. 23, 2012
Nov. 27, 2012
Mariah Robinson, Matthew Brandt, Corin Hewitt, Walead Beshty, Elisabeth Sunday, Tal Shochat
Cleveland Clinic Art Exhibition Area (Between Building Q & Building G)
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Description of Exhibit:
With all of the technological possibilities available in the 21st century, the desired end-product for contemporary photographers is an ever moving target. For artists like Mariah Robertson and Matthew Brandt, the physical composition of emulsions and papers propels their work into experimentation, where the image is created through science, chemistry and light. Multi-media artist Corin Hewitt’s quizzical photographs document the aftermath of activities that he performs, retooling materials and forms, as part of his gallery exhibitions. Walead Beshty, like Hewitt, records his exhaustive process of editing and altering a single appropriated photograph using photographic software, without ever showing his original source. Alternatively, Elisabeth Sunday draws on tradition by employing a technique created by Louis Daguerre in the 1840’s. By shooting directly into mirrored sheeting, the artist is able to distort the image—create her haunting images of women in Africa. Tal Shochat creates a physical stage for her subjects, fruit trees, by filming them in front of a black velvet curtain, eliminating all extraneous information about their environment. The artists in this international group exhibition have taken to investigating new ideas in both in the creation of the subject and the process of producing the final print. Cleveland Clinic as an institution looks to innovation as a cornerstone of its mission, and these artists, through their work, reflect this focus.
Corin Hewitt, Untitled #8 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves, May 17, 2010, 2010 (image courtesy of Laurel Gitlin Gallery); Mariah Robertson, Untitled, 2009 (image courtesy of Marvelli Gallery); Tal Shochat, Afarsemon (Persimmon), 2011 (image courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery)
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