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40th Annual Photography Regional: Effects That Aren’t Special

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 22, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 22, 2018

| Free

March 15, 2018 through April 21, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8 pm
Curator Tour: Thursday, March 15, 5 pm
Curator Lecture: Thursday, March 15, 6:30 pm
Student Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 5-6:30 pm

40th Annual Photo Regional Postcard

Curated by Tim Davis

For the 40th Annual Photo Regional, we return to a curated format, instead of juried, in order to get a deeper look at smaller number of regional artists working in photography. Curated by artist Tim Davis, professor of photography at Bard College.

Effects That Aren’t Special is a way to describe the sense that photography is a tool for describing the everyday in a way that we never easily acclimate to. Special effects are aesthetic tools that grab us, but almost always feel like filigree or decoration, abandoning our attention.

The artists in this show employ optical, conceptual, or essential effects that we never get used to and that move to heart of the matter, defining the work rather than selling it to us. The show features generous selections from each artist, as well as a catalog with an essay by the curator.


April 22
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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