NH: Manchester

WHERE: Currier Museum of Art

WHEN: February 4-May 13, 2012

TITLE: A New Vision: Modernist Photography

BRIEF ABOUT: Drawn from the museum’s collection of important historic photographs, this exhibition examines the critical and dynamic role photography played in the development of the Modern Art movement and the reciprocal influences among all media that shaped the modernist visual vocabulary. Form and composition became as important as the subject matter for early twentieth century, painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers in Europe and America; thusly they broke from the representational traditions of the past.

     Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams were among the first American modernist photographers to emerge from the picture tradition. Their European counterparts included German-born New Hampshire photographer Lotte Jacobi and her colleagues László Moholy-Nagy and Imre Kinski. While some photographers like Brett Weston experimented with presenting nature or the human body as a generator of abstract forms, others like Margaret Bourke-White and Charles Sheeler captured the repeating, hard-edge forms of the rapidly changing industrial landscape.

MORE DETAILS: 603.669.6144 or www.currier.org.

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