December 1, 2016 – January 14, 2017
Opening reception: December 1, 6-8pm
Conceived upon photography’s inherent potential to meld images of the world with the idiosyncrasies of the creative mind, “Changed: The Altered Photograph,” an exhibition co-curated by Frank Maresca and David Winter, presents a sweeping compendium of works bridging more than 150 years. Pulled from diverse provenance, techniques, and genres—from the dawn of the field to modern art, from anonymous vernacular pieces to avant-garde and pop art, and culminating in compellingly dissimilar contemporary oeuvres—the works here collected deviate resolutely, both aesthetically and ideologically, from the notion of the photographic imprint as a “clean” or objective depiction of visual truth. Furthermore, they offer sharp insights into the history of the medium—its experimental spirit—and glimpses of a possible, albeit capricious, alternative narrative of cultural history.
Venue: Ricco Maresca Gallery 529 West 20th St. 3rd Fl. NY, NY