Exhibitions 2013

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Unconventional Inventions:
Innovative, Unusual, and Alternative Approaches to Photography

March 11 – April 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Satellite Exhibition at Endicott College's Carol Grillo Gallery
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
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David Emitt Adams, Smelter, Tintype on found object from the Sonoran Desert, 2012.

From a submission pool of 115 photographers, Jurors Christopher James, Francine Weiss, and Howard Yezerski selected the following seven artists for inclusion in Unconventional Inventions:

David Emitt Adams (Tempe, AZ)
Jessica Burko (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Christoph Engel (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Donna Hamil Talman (Worcester, MA)
Angelina Kidd (Redmond, WA)
Liz Lee (Lakeview, NY)
Andrew Neumann (Boston, MA)

This riveting show features artists who take unconventional and innovative approaches to photography by pushing the boundaries of the medium, using alternative or new processes and techniques, integrating photography with other arts or new technologies, or experimenting with scale or frame.

Curated by Zach Hoffman, Associate Curator

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Francine Weiss, PRC Curator & Loupe Editor
Howard Yezerski, Director, Howard Yezerski Gallery (Boston, MA)
Christopher James, Director of MFA Program in Photography and Photography Department Chair at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
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Important Dates
Submission and payment deadline: Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:59pm
Notification date: Friday, December 21, 2012
Artwork due at Endicott College: March 1, 2013
Opening reception: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Exhibition dates: March 11 – April 26, 2013
Artwork pick up dates: May 1 – 8, 2013

About the Jurors

Francine Weiss earned her BA from Wellesley College and her PhD in American Studies from Boston University with a specialty in the history of photography. Prior to joining the PRC as Curator and Editor of Loupe, she worked as Acting Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Her past experience includes positions as a curatorial fellow at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, where she curated and co-curated exhibitions on modern and contemporary art. A Visiting Lecturer at Wellesley College, Weiss teaches the history of photography.

Howard Yezerski opened his first gallery in Andover, MA in 1968. Since then, the Howard Yezerski Gallery has been established as one of Boston's leading contemporary venues as it moved onto South Street, Newbury Street, and finally to the SOWA galleries on Thayer Street in the South End. The gallery's primary focus is on painting and contemporary photography with a mix of established and emerging artists from Boston, New York, and Europe.

Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose paintings and alternative process images have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the U.S. and abroad, including shows in the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. His first book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, receiving unprecedented critical acclaim, was the winner of The Golden Light Technical Book of the Year award. In 2008, a greatly expanded, 660 page, lavishly illustrated, 2nd edition, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: Second Edition (Delmar-Cengage, NY) was published and has become universally recognized as the definitive text in the alternative photographic process genre. Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is currently University Professor, Director of the MFA in Photography program, and Chair of Photography, at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He is also a working graphic designer and a professional scuba diver.