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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Exhibition Detail
Picture Takers
Curated by: Mary Birmingham
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901

September 14th, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
September 14th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Baton Rouge Polaroids 1 , Diana JensenDiana Jensen, Baton Rouge Polaroids 1 ,
2011, Oil on linen, 12 x 24 in.
© Diana Jensen
Portraits of Archive Pictures, III, Anne-Karin FurunesAnne-Karin Furunes,
Portraits of Archive Pictures, III,
2011, Acrylic painted canvas, 63 x 88 1/4 inches
© Courtesy of Barry Friedman Ltd., New York
Sploosh, Joy GarnettJoy Garnett, Sploosh,
2010, Oil on canvas, 54 x 60 inches
© Courtesy of the artist
Untitled (Alps) , Aaron WilliamsAaron Williams, Untitled (Alps) ,
2012, Acrylic on poster, mounted on panel, 23 ¾ x 36 inches
© Courtesy of the artist
Kin XLVII (Rimshot) , Whitfield LovellWhitfield Lovell, Kin XLVII (Rimshot) ,
2011, Conte on paper, cardboard display advertisement, 30 x 22 x 1/4 inches
© Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
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contemporary art, photography, mixed-media, digital, video-art

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. 



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