Upcoming Exhibition, “Photographs Are Ideas” at Lehigh University

My photograph “Wacker Drive” is part of the upcoming exhibition, “Photographs Are Ideas: Selections from the LUAG Teaching Museum Collection” at the Zoellner Art Center, Lehigh University.

Wacker Drive (Chicago), Archival Inkjet Print on Photo Rag Paper, 2005

January 24 – May 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm

Photographs Are Ideas: Selections from the LUAG Teaching Museum Collection

Curated by Ricard Viera, LUAG Director and Chief Curator

According to Viera, “Today—as we see in the various works of individual artists, from single-plate processes, through analog, conceptual, and photo-based approaches—light and shadow continue to play a mysterious role in the theatrics of digitalization and the photoshop of IDEAS.  Keep in mind that an IDEA is not just a cognitive or conceptual action.  An IDEA could be searching and looking through the lens of a camera, or simply photographing an object as an IDEA of the subject.  An IDEA could be a visual metaphor, a descriptive narrative, a lie, or the act of mismatching a pair as a parallel to discovery.  In short, good photography is good theater.  That’s the IDEA.”

LUAG Main Gallery
Zoellner Arts Center
420 East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015