The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art presents Confluence by Jerry Uelsmann March 21 through May 3, 2019. The exhibition features 58 photographs from the acclaimed artist’s recent work, produced from 2014 to 2017. These black-and-white photographs are inspired by the artist’s friendship with European art history scholar, Dr. Moa Petersen, who is currently writing Uelsmann’s biography. Uelsmann’s photographic process hasn’t changed much in the 50 years following his 1967 solo show at the Museum of Modern Art. By using multiple enlargers and masking and dodging techniques, he creates seamless composite negatives. “I try to create things that are authentically who I am. I’m inner-directed. I invent a reality that’s more meaningful to me — and hopefully to others — than the world we see with our eyes.”
In 1967, Uelsmann said, “It is my conviction that the darkroom is capable of being, in the truest sense, a visual research lab; a place for discovery, observation and meditation.”
Image credit: Jerry Uelsmann, “The Somnambulist’s Dream,” 2014, gelatin silver print, 30 x 24 inches. This exhibition is organized by the University Gallery at the University of Florida, curated by Amy R. Vigilante and made possible by the Gary R. Libby Charitable Trust and Hector Puig.
The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is supported by The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Art History. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or go to our website: https://art.ua.edu/gallery/smga/.
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