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Larry Cressman Curates Photography Exhibit at UMMA

Flip Installation 1

The second exhibition in UMMA’s Flip Your Field series is guest curated Larry Cressman, artist and Professor of Art at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Residential College. 

The UMMA Flip Your Field series asks noted University of Michigan faculty members to consider artwork outside their field of specialization in order to guest curate an exhibition using works from UMMA’s renowned collection. The UMMA Flip Your Field series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Drawing from UMMA’s extensive collection of photographs, Cressman will present two contrasting arrangements of photographic imagery. The first is a salon style display of many different images, all focused on one distinct subject: trees. The grouping represents traditional photography, showing the artists’ use of the medium in a straightforward way.

In contrast, the second arrangement presents a collection of photographs that have been uniquely manipulated by each artist, using aspects of the photographic process to create individual statements. With the ubiquitous cell phone camera, photography has become integrated into our everyday lives more than ever before – and with the ease of manipulating photographic imagery through digital means, it becomes especially interesting to view these photographs from the collection in a new light.

Flip Your Field: Photography from the Collection
Curated by Larry Cressman 
December 7, 2013 – March 162014

Art review: UMMA’s Flip Your Field’ challenges photographer beyond comfort zone — MLive​.com