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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Foundry Gallery Opening Reception Dec. 2

Lens. Paper? Canvas!

Photography by Sarah Alexander
Wed., November 30 through Sun., December 30

Opening Reception -- Friday, December 2, 6 - 8 pm
 Chicago by Sarah Alexander 

Today, the photograph has become probably one of the most ubiquitous items in the world.  Unfortunately, it is exactly that pervasiveness that may lead to the end of the photographic art form as we know it today.

With the advent of the digital camera, its reasonable cost, and its amazing ability to almost all of the work for the photographer, it seems that, once again, fewer and fewer people appreciate the artistry and skill involved in taking a beautiful or compelling photograph.  

So what does that means for the future of the photograph?  That remains to be seen.  Perhaps, like the societies that are documented, the future of the photograph is to constantly morph; to find more mediums on which to present itself until those, too, become mainstream and the medium is forced to evolve again.

This show strikes out on that trail and examines what happens when the photograph is presented in a different format - when it is combined with one of the staples of the fine art world-the canvas. 

1314-18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
202.463.0203
Wed-Sun 12 - 6 pm

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