Means Without End installation view, 20 x 20 inches 4, 10 x 10 inches, c-print photograms

Means Without End, 2014

Fragments of an Unknowable Whole
May 17 – July 5 / 2014
Reception: Saturday / May 17 / 5 – 7 pm
The Ohio State Urban Arts Space / Columbus / Ohio

The artists featured in Fragments of an Unknowable Whole complicate our everyday encounter with images and expand the boundaries of the photographic medium.

Their generative and transformative practices are situated within and around a diverse field of spaces – the screen, the picture plane, and the physical object. They activate these spaces through conceptually bold and visually compelling inquiries, and disrupt the conventional notion of the photographic image as inherently fixed or depictive.

Ranging from Heidi Norton’s material analogies of photo processes and plant life cycles, to B. Ingrid Olson’s circuitous photographic assemblages of the body, to Jeremy Bolen’s experimental attempts to document unseen natural and man-made phenomena, the artists in this exhibition reveal new contexts for looking and embrace a multiplicity of possibilities for our engagement with images.

Curated by Timothy Smith

Exhibiting Artists include Matt Austin, Shannon Benine, Jeremy Bolen, Alex Chitty, Everything is Collective, Nick George, Steven Husby, Jessica Labatte, Sage Lewis, Jessica Mallios, Aspen Mays, Jesse McClean, Eileen Mueller, Heidi Norton, Mike Olenick, Gina Osterloh, B. Ingrid Olson, John Opera, Adam Schreiber, Jordan Tate and Ryland Wharton.





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