Wide Angle: Photography and Its Influence on Contemporary Art: A Selection from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection

Roni Horn
American, b. 1955
Untitled, 1992
Four-color offset lithograph
11-7/8” x 17-7/8”
Gift of Peter Foolen
2004.071
Copyright: Roni Horn

(January 13–February 27, 2011)

Wide Angle: Photography and Its Influence on Contemporary Art examines the increasingly vital impact of photography on contemporary art production through the pairing of work by photographers who employ a conventional use of the medium with work by artists who use photo-based techniques in order to realize their particular visions. Featured artists and photographers include, among others, Christiane Baumgartner, Paul Berger, Louise Bourgeois, Lucien Clergue, Paul d’Amato, Joaquim Gomis, Harmony Korine, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Stephen Tourlentes, Andy Warhol, and Carrie Mae Weems. A number of recent acquisitions, on view for the first time, will be highlighted in this exhibition, including works by Donna Ferrato, Roni Horn, Erica Lennard, Caleb Cain Marcus, and Gerhard Richter.

Wide Angle: Photography and Its Influence on Contemporary Art is organized by the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery and curated by Joseph S. Mella, director, and is being presented in conjunction with Bestia contra Bestia/Beast vs. Beast: Photographs by José Luis Raymond. Gallery exhibition student research assistant: Lauren C. Richman.