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AMT Photography Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Bill Jacobson

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Lines In My Eyes #317, 2013. pigment print 15 x 14"

Lines In My Eyes #317, 2013. pigment print 15 x 14″

Bill Jacobson (b. 1955, Norwich, Connecticut) is widely known for his out of focus photographs of both the figure and the landscape.  His work is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and many others.  In 2012, he was the recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He began his signature, indistinct images in 1989, and has since been exhibiting in galleries and museums throughout the US and Europe. More recently, he has been exploring a new body of work entitled Place (Series). These minimal, still-life images are the result of placing rectangles of various sizes in a variety of man-made and natural settings, suggesting both a variety of architectures and the contradictions between architecture and nature. They echo Jacobson’s earlier work, with their dialogue between the abstract and the real, and implied notions of the infinite.

 

Lecture: Tuesday, 6/214PM-5:30PM, Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue

This Lecture is Free and open to the public.

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