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Light.Matter: The Intersection of Printmaking and Photography


Light.Matter: The Intersection of Printmaking and Photography –

Grunwald Gallery,
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:00 P.M. – Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:00 P.M.

Symposium: Wednesday, August 23 – Friday, August 25

Reception: Friday, August 25, 6-8pm

Light/Matter is an exhibition curated by Tracy Templeton, Associate Professor in Studio Art at Indiana University; Walter Jule, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and Ingrid Ledent, Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition will feature up to seventy works by forty-five artists spanning sixteen countries in Europe, North America and Asia.

Beginning in the mid 20th century, the photo print revolution created a new graphic language through the fusion of photographic imagery and analog print techniques that continues to shape global “visual literacy” in the digital age. Light/Matter marks the first time a major museum exhibition has presented groundbreaking works by several generations of artists who have made significant contributions to the photo-print movement. The exhibition will also serve to illustrate the ways in which cultural factors and traditions have influenced the adoption and evolution of new print technologies.

A 72-page catalog will be produced and distributed through the Grunwald Gallery and online containing essays by Professor Emeritus Walter Jule; Alicia Candiani, Director, Proyecto Áce; Hideki Kimura, Professor, Kyoto City University and Associate Professor Tracy Templeton. The catalogue will also include reproductions of exhibited art works and artist biographies. The exhibition and catalogue will provide a panoramic view of one of the most influential and underrated creative movements of the last one hundred years.

Exhibiting Artists:
Margaret Ashman-United Kingdom, Rebecca Beardmore-Australia/Canada
Edward Bernstein-United States, Derek Besant-Canada
Christiane Baumgartner-Germany, Alicia Candiani-Argentina. Briar Craig-Canada
Paul Coldwell-United Kingdom, Deborah Cornell-United States, Jack Damer-United States
Jennifer Dixon-Canada, Steven Dixon-Canada, Karen Dugas-Canada
John Ford-United States, Leslie Golomb-United States, Izabella Gustowska-Poland
Carl Heywood-Canada, Yoshida Hodaka-Japan, Shoichi Ida-Japan
Ryoji Ikeda-Japan, Liz Ingram-Canada, Eva Liisa Isomaa-Finland
Taida Jasarevic-Bosnia Herzegovina, Hideki Kimura-Japan, Guoqiao Kong-China
Vojtech Kovarik-Czech Republic, Janne Laine-Finland, Marlene MacCallum-Canada
Tim Mara-United Kingdom, Akira Matsumoto-Japan, Nils-Eric Mattson-Sweden
Tadayoshi Nakabayshi-Japan, Monika Niewelinska-Poland, Dorota Nowak-Rodzinska-Poland
Tetsuya Noda-Japan, Lothar Osterburg-United States, Darina Peeva-Austria/Bulgaria
Krystyna Piotrowska-Poland/Sweden, Liliana Porter-Argentina, Kuniichi Shima-Japan
Burgit Skiold-United Kingdom, Wojciech Tylbor-Kubrakiewicz-Poland, Donald Wilkinson-United Kingdom, Tadanori Yokoo-Japan, Katsutoshi Yuasa-Japan

This exhibition and symposium is made possible by the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities and the College Arts and Humanities Institute at Indiana University.

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