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After Industry

(513) 621-ARTS [2787]
  • Sep. 23–Nov. 27, 2016
  • Weston Art Gallery
  • West and East Galleries

SEASON SPONSOR(S):

Dee and Tom Stegman

EXHIBITION SPONSOR(S):

FotoFocus

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After Industry

CINCINNATI, Ohio—On Friday, September 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts will kick off its 2016-17 exhibition season with two new photography exhibitions organized and presented by FotoFocus and curated by Artistic Director Kevin Moore. Three Works is an evocative selection of photographic manipulations by Marlo Pascual that combines photography and everyday objects. After Industry is an impressive selection of American and German photographers who examine post-industrial landscapes. (See separate press release for the concurrent exhibition by Marlo Pascual.)

After Industry features twentieth-century photographs by American and German artists drawn from the collection of New York collector and Ohio native Gregory Gooding. Works explore industry and its impact on landscape, particularly during the post-industrial era, beginning in the 1970s. Historical precedents include works by Bill Brandt, Walker Evans, and Albert Renger-Patzsch. A play on the term "after nature," an outdated term for "still life," After Industry emphasizes nature as an irrepressible constant in relation to industry, and the industrial age as only a brief episode within the longer course of history. Featured artists include Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Bill Brandt, Frank Breuer, Lynne Cohen, John Divola, Walker Evans, Frank Gohlke, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Mark Ruwedel, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, and Henry Wessel, Jr. 

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