Light Sensitive
Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections
February 14 - May 12, 2013
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Light Sensitive
Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections
February 14 - May 12, 2013
FEATURED ARTIST
Richard Misrach
Photographic artists can exaggerate the ways they allow light to glow and transform the world into a magical place that we must struggle to recognize. Such artists use photography to comment on experience rather than to ‘capture’ reality.

Color had long been the dream of photographers, and in the 1980s more stable color processes fostered a ‘color explosion’ among photographic artists. Misrach was one of the artists of this period to use color to great effect in a series of studies of human-altered landscapes. Submerged Gazebo, Salton Sea, California, from The Flood, Desert Cantos series, employs a gorgeous range of subtle color to convey, with eerie contradiction, a social and ecological tragedy. California’s largest lake lies on the San Andreas Fault and has gone through enormous changes of drought and flood, such that this beach town of the 1950s and ‘60s is now underwater; Misrach’s photograph renders a building, dock and gazebo eloquent ghosts of a hopeful past.
 
 
           
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Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections
February 14 - May 12, 2013
Light Sensitive is co-organized by guest curator Patricia Leighten, Professor of Art History & Visual Studies at Duke, and Sarah Schroth, Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum.
Light Sensitive is made possible by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.
Featured image: Richard Misrach, Submerged Gazebo, Salton Sea, California, 1984 (printed 1997). Chromogenic print, edition 5/10, 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Collection of the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ackland Fund, 2003.24. ©Richard Misrach. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Box 90732 | Durham, NC 27708 | 919-684-5135 | nasher.duke.edu

Box 90732 | Durham, NC 27708
919-684-5135 | nasher.duke.edu
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Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10 AM to 5 PM
Thu - 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun - Noon to 5 PM
Mon - closed
Admission
General admission to the Nasher Museum is $5 ($4 for Seniors). Admission is FREE for Nasher Museum members, children 15 and under, Duke students, faculty and staff with Duke I.D. and Duke Alumni Association Members with Alumni Membership Card. Thursday, 5-9 PM admission is free for all.

Admission is also FREE to all active duty military personnel and up to five family members, with military ID: Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.
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