Contemporary Photography Forum
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s newly created photography forum is established to present the work of emerging to mid-career artists working in the medium of photography. The first exhibition, slated to open in the fall of 2017 includes the work of Daniel Gordon (b. 1980 Brooklyn, NY), Paul Kneale (b. 1986 Brantford, Canada), Florian Maier-Aichen (b. 1973 Stuttgart, Germany) and Eileen Quinlan (b. 1972 Boston, MA).
The medium of photography has shifted with the advent of new technologies; while it is the foundation for the work in this exhibition, these artists use the process merely as a starting point. The photographic works are largely influenced by an understanding of Postmodernism as a reaction to or rejection of Modernism by revisiting the early Modernist crossover between abstraction and representation. Collectively they exhibit the similarities between the new medium of photography and painting. The exhibition considers photography’s influential role in contemporary art and also aims to build upon the significant collection of 1,600 historical photographs in the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s collection.