Monday, December 15, 2008

“Keeping Time” at PRC

From my review of “Keeping Time: Cycle and Duration in Contemporary Photography”:
"Keeping Time: Cycle and Duration in Contemporary Photography" at Boston University's Photographic Resource Center is a rumination on a fundamental equation of photography: light x time = photo. Photography is usually about an instant in time, but the seven artists here stretch that pictorial moment out to hours or months. The show was organized by PRC curator Leslie K. Brown, who puts together some of the most deep-think shows in the region, but the work here struggles to be as compelling as her theme.
Read the rest here (it begins halfway down).

“Keeping Time: Cycle and Duration in Contemporary Photography,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, 832 Commonwealth Ave., Nov. 7, 2008, to Jan. 25, 2009.

Pictured from top to bottom: Matthew Pillsbury (New York, NY), “Alex Franklin, Project Gotham Racing, Las Vegas, Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005, 10:48 – 11:24pm,” 2007, and “Desperate Housewives, Balboa Park Inn, The Orient Express Room, San Diego, Sunday, August 14th, 2005, 10 – 11pm,” 2008, both archival pigment ink print, courtesy of the artist and Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NYC; Sharon Harper (Cambridge, MA), “Moon Studies and Star Scratches, No. 6, June - September 2004, Saratoga Springs, New York; Middlesex, Vermont; Johnson, Vermont; Eden Mills, Vermont; Greensboro, North Carolina,” digital C-print from 8x10 transparency, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Roepke, Cologne; Rebecca Cummins (Seattle, WA), “Betty at Ray’s Boathouse, Seattle, WA: A recording of shadows every 20 minutes over lunch (noon - 1:15pm), December 26, 2003,” archival inkjet print, courtesy of the artist; Chris McCaw (San Francisco, CA),” Sunburned GSP#229 (San Francisco Fog/ Every 15 minutes),” 2008, and “Sunburned GSP#163 (Mojave),” 2007, both unique gelatin silver paper negative, courtesy of the artist and Michael Mazzeo Gallery, NYC.


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