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Studio Gallery Artists' Reception for Abstraction/Representation

  • Studio Gallery 2108 R Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)
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Photograph by Steven Marks. Orange and Green 2017

Join the Studio Gallery for an Artists' Reception for their exhibition: Abstraction/Representation: Deconstructing the Photographic Index

The photographers in the show:

Iwan Bagus
Steven Marks
Leena Jayaswal
Shaun Schroth
Alexandra Silverthorne
Rania Razek
James Bellucci
Joanne Levine

Photography is traditionally considered an accurate and true representation of reality. Even in the age of digital manipulation and Photoshop, the vast majority of viewers interpret a photographic image as a reliable index of what appeared before the camera at the moment the picture was captured. Is this so? Isn’t a photograph, even the most documentary, an abstraction of the world as it truly is? For the past several decades, conceptual photographers have explored the border between abstraction and representation in a variety of ways. This Studio Gallery show, curated by Leena Jayaswal of American University, illustrates how a number of the area’s most creative photographers are grappling with this always timely problem.