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Some Uses of Photography:
Four Washington Artists

September 6 through December 14, 2014

Jenn DePalma, 17 Cubes

Jenn DePalma, Detail from 17 Cubes, 2014.
Video, running time approx. 25 minutes.
Courtesy of G Fine Art.

Ding Ren, i took a picture i was sick of motion

Ding Ren, i took a picture i was sick of motion, 2011/2013.
Hand-printed analogue Chromogenic print on expired Kodak Endura.
Courtesy of the Artist.

Siobhan Rigg, Detail from Too Big to Fail

Siobhan Rigg, Detail from Too Big to Fail, 2014.
Two-channel projected video installation with sound.
Courtesy of the Artist.

Siobhan Rigg, Detail from Too Big to Fail

Sandra Rottmann, Raquel, Celebration, Florida, 2006.
Archival Chromogenic print on paper.
Courtesy of the Artist.

Exhibition Overview

The definition of a photograph and its relationship to other visual art forms has undergone enormous changes since the invention of photography in the 19th century. The work of four female artists–Jenn De Palma, Ding Ren, Siobhan Rigg, and Sandra Rottmann –represents this ongoing dialog about craft, authenticity, the role of the artist, and other concerns that embody today's definition of photography and it's varied uses within contemporary art practices. Some Uses of Photography is curated by Phyllis Rosenzweig.

 

Gallery Talk

November 2, 1 pm

3rd Floor, American University Museum

Join the curator and artists Jenn DePalma, Siobhan Rigg, and Sandra Rottmann for a discussion on their work and the evolution of photography and the variety of techniques used today. 

This event is presented in conjunction with the Feminist Art History Conference.