Aperture Gallery Past Exhibitions
William Christenberry Photographs, 1961–2005 is a survey of the artist’s poetic documentation of the southern vernacular landscape and architecture that surrounded him growing up. The exhibition, which comprises fifty vintage photographic works and one sculpture––coupling never-before-seen photographs with images that are now iconic––reveals how the history, the very story of place, is at the heart of Christenberry’s project.
What are young photographers up to at the outset of the twenty-first century? How do they see the world? How much do they respect, build on, or reject tradition? Are they busy in the darkroom or the computer lab—or both? reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow sets out to discover answers to these intriguing questions, previewing the work of fifty photographers.
Landscapes without Memory photographs by Joan Fontcuberta and Parallel Memories photographs by Bruno RosierWednesday, January 11, 2006–Thursday, March 30, 2006
One of Spain’s most prominent artists, Joan Fontcuberta is best-known for his exploration of the intersection between art, science, and illusion. In Landscapes without Memory, an exhibition of forty large-scale works made between 2002 and 2005, Fontcuberta harnesses a piece of landscape-rendering computer software designed for the military, which creates photo-realistic three-dimensional models based on two-dimensional sources. For his Landscapes of Landscapes series, the focus of the Aperture exhibition, Fontcuberta feeds the software images of famous paintings and photographs by Turner, Cézanne, Rothko, and Carleton E. Watkins, among others, forcing the program to interpret the landscape masterworks as “real.” The…