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Picture Takers

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Baton Rouge Polaroids 1 , 2011 Oil on Linen 12 X 24 In. © Diana Jensen
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Portraits of Archive Pictures, III, 2011 Acrylic Painted Canvas 63 X 88 1/4 Inches © Courtesy of Barry Friedman Ltd., New York
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Sploosh, 2010 Oil on Canvas 54 X 60 Inches © Courtesy of the artist
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Untitled (Alps) , 2012 Acrylic on Poster, Mounted on Panel 23 ¾ X 36 Inches © Courtesy of the artist
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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
Picture Takers
Curated by: Mary Birmingham

68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901
September 14th, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
Opening: September 14th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artcenternj.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@artcenternj.org
PHONE:  
908-273-9121
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm; Thursday 10:00am–8pm; and Saturday & Sunday 11am–4pm. Please call to confirm holiday hours.
TAGS:  
contemporary art, photography, mixed-media, digital, video-art

DESCRIPTION

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.