The Art Gallery

at the
College of Staten Island
Mon-Thurs 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10314
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2008 - 2009 Season

April 1 to May 14, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 1, 5-7 pm

CATALOGUING ATTITUDES:
CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ARCHIVE

Curators: Beatrix Reinhardt and Siona Wilson

Myra Greene * Charlotte Haslund-Christensen

Tarrah Rajnak and Wilka Roig * Fredrik Marsh

Exhibition Concept: This exhibition will bring together a small group of contemporary photographers whose work suggests the idea of the catalogue or the archive. Each artist organizes his or her images into a systematic framework that provides a visual coherence and conceptual logic. Certain artists take the body as their subject and this is defined by gender and pose or by visual codes of ethnicity or culture. Others might address the cataloguing of space, place, and landscape. The idea of the catalogue was particularly important in the nineteenth-century when photography was understood as a ‘rational’ visual tool and allied with the emerging disciplines of, for example, anthropology and criminology. Although each photographer evokes a rationalizing attitude—in both subject and in technique—they do so in order to disrupt our expectations of an achieved rationality and to undermine the orderliness that is suggested by the systematic approach.


February 18 to March 21, 2009
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 18, 5-7 pm

Clear Lights and Shining Ruins:
Nineteenth-Century Photographers of Athens


W.J.Stillman, "Panorama of the Acropolis"
carbon print, 1869


November 10 to December 16, 2008

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 5-7 pm



Gandy Brodie:

Paintings
and
Drawings

"Young Bather," 47 x 46 1/2, detail
oil on masonite, 1957


September 24 to November 1, 2008

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 5-7 pm

Everyday Life in Black and White:

Dutch Mezzotints from the

National Gallery of Art

and the

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gerard Valck (1651-1726), After Michiel van Musscher (1645-1705)
Sleeping Girl with Needlework in her Lap
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, A. Hyatt Mayor Purchase Fund
Marjorie Phelps Starr Bequest, 1988, (1988.1089)
Image© The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Prof. Nanette Salomon, Curator: Salomon@mail.csi.cuny.edu
Craig Manister, Director: Manister@mail.csi.cuny.edu
Web site by Prof. Linda Roccos: Roccos@mail.csi.cuny.edu