detail of 121, unique chemical treatment on RA-4 paper. Courtesy of the artist and Van Doren Waxter, New York

June 7 – August 4
2nd Floor Lobby & Education Galleries

Mariah Robertson is an alchemist. Her experimental approach to making art has seen images spill from the restrictions of the frame and reach up walls and across floors through installation. Robertson creates images through a ceaseless practice of experimentation in a darkroom for photography. Freeing herself from the classic conventions of photographic practice, she works intuitively with photograms, irregular chemical reactions, solarizations and collage to paint the surface of the photograph and push the magical element of photography’s very limits.


Paul Strand, Woman and Boy, Tenancingo, De Degollado, Mexico, 1933
© Aperture Foundation, Inc., Paul Strand Archive. Gift of the Alliance of the Swope. 2018.6.9

June 7 – July 27
Schell Gallery

Born in New York City in 1890, Paul Strand pioneered the American modernist movement in photography. Believing in the “absolute unqualified objectivity” of photography, Strand created tightly structured compositions printed in rich chiaroscuro, innovative for their authenticity and dynamism. By the mid-1940s, his primary goal was to reveal the essential character of his subject with its physical and psychological ties to the larger world. Motivated by his ideology and influenced by his experience in film, he created series of cultural portraits to “make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.”


Darius Steward, untitled No. 1 (Darius II), 2017, watercolor on Yupo paper
Gift of Kathy & David Brentlinger in honor of Elizabeth Carroll Shearer and Mary Ann Carroll, 2018.7

Collection of works by Darius Steward on loan from Kathy & David Brentlinger
1st Floor Lobby

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