We are delighted that Paul Kneale is featured in Contemporary Photography Forum at the Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida, USA). For the occasion, Kneale presented four of his iconic scanner paintings - realised through the manipulation and 'productive misuse' of cheap consumer-grade scanners - as well as a series of nine smaller-scale scan transfers.
Read below to find the Museum's Press Release for the exhibition:
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s newly created Photography Forum has been established to present the work of emerging to mid-career artists working in the ever-changing medium of photography. With nearly 1,600 important historical photographs in the Museum’s collection, it is important to look at how the medium has evolved and where it stands today.
Abstract photography gained appreciation and recognition as a realm for experimentation in the early 20th century. Throughout the second half of the century, the medium was re-defined by new technologies and formats, most notably color photography and subsequently large-format printing. Representational photography remained dominant until the past few decades. The birth of digital photography – and the tools that accompany it, such as scanners, Inkjet printers and Photoshop – engendered a new generation of photographers.
Working between traditional photographic methods and altered digital techniques, collectively the exhibition explores the similarities between photography and painting. Reflecting the ongoing dialogues surrounding the nature and progression of contemporary photography – this forum acts as a conversation between the participating artists. While the medium of photography has shifted with the advent of new technologies, these artists use the traditional methods as a starting point. At its core, the exhibition serves to both substantiate and deepen the transcendent form and vital impact of photography today.
The exhibition was inaugurated in November 2017 and will remain open until April 8th, 2018.
You can view Paul Kneale's artworks included in the Contemporary Photography Forum exhibition as part of this online curation.
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