October 29 - December 19, 2014
Double Back: Photographic Reflexivity features four artists using photographic processes that reveal the method of the production of the art object. At the most basic level, the photographic process focuses an image of the outside world on light-sensitive media, recording a representation and creating an illusionary space to consider the image. As viewers, we normally think more about the representation before us and less about the mode, method, and means of production. These artists decode that representational model through careful pairing of art objects marked by or making reference to their own artificiality or contrivance. The artists create self-aware objects that simultaneously suggest the method of production and the real-world referents that produced them.
Organized by John Shipman and the staff of The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park. This project is made possible through the support of the Maryland State Arts Council and the College of Arts and Humanities.