fall 1999 - summer 2000 exhibition program

Photography in Human Experience
Year-long Exhibition and Curatorial Theme
This eight-month exhibition was held in the PRC's Klebenov gallery acted as a point of reference for the temporary guest-curated exhibitions in the main Bakalar Gallery. Archivist Lorna Condon and then PRC Director of Exhibitions Sara Rosenfeld Dassel curated the exhibition from the vast archives of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA). The exhibition explored turn-of-the-century conceptions and representations of photography's relationship to the family, the media, technology, and to depicting the intangible.

Fractured Mirrors, Broken Windows: In the Marketplace of Private Life
September 9 – October 22, 1999
Guest-curated by internationally-known artist Deborah Bright, this exhibition offered an incisive and probing examination of the traditional idea of “family” and personal affiliations as we enter the 21st century. The work presented aimed to direct the viewer beyond superficial notions, and drive them to consider more inclusive meanings of these concepts. The group of eight artists included The Art of Change, Kaucyila Brooke, Mohini Chandra, Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge, Sunil Gupta, Yoshio Itagaki, and Ho Tam. The exhibition also included a selection of zines from the private collection of Stephen Duncombe.

Gathering Information: Photography and the Media
November 5 – December 17, 1999
Susan Erony guest curated this exhibition that explored photography's relationship with the media. Susan sought to re-create the experience of “information overload” by asking eleven artists to come up with work that would “portray their reactions to disturbing media imagery, and, how, in the face of such imagery, they maintain hope.” Artists included Lee Barron, Nadine Boughton, Greg Hitchcock, Allison Hunter, Jay Jaroslav and Shep Abbott, Ruth Liberman, Erika Marquardt, Ellen Rothenberg, Rochelle Rubinstein, and Peter Scott.

Particle Accelerators:
At the Intersection of Photography, Science and Technology

January 7 – February 25, 2000
For this exhibition, guest-curator and artist Jane D. Marsching looked at the efforts and ideas of contemporary artists working within and across the disciplines of science, technology and art. Artists included Jordan Crandall, Susan Derges, Laura Emrick, Fakeshop, Joan Fontcuberta, Ken Goldberg, Blainey Kern, Tina LaPorta, David Nyzio, Gary Schneider, Sterck & Rozo, Todd Watts, Wenyon & Gamble, and Gail Wight. For the special online component to this exhibition, please click here.

Representing the Intangible
March 10 – April 28, 2000
Guest curator and photographer John O'Reilly provided a personal reflection on a photograph's ability to capture and convey experiences. He created groupings and sequences of photographs that served to narrate ideas such as morality, awe, the passage of time, mystery and ephemeral beauty. Artists included Robert Adams, Dieter Appelt, Karl Baden, James Casebere, John Coplans, Tim Davis, Jaques Henri Lartrigue, Helen Levitt, O. Winston Link, Paul McDonough, Duane Michals, Abelardo Morell, Mark Morrisroe, James Nachtwey, Tod Papageorge, Thomas Roma, Seth Rubin, August Sander, Toshio Shibata, and Garry Winogrand.

2000 PRC Members' Exhibition
May 5 – June 28, 2000
Each year, the PRC hosts a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. This year, jurors Richard B. Woodward, then Editor at Large for DoubleTake magazine, and John P. Jacob, then Executive Director of the PRC, selected 18 artists out of over 100 submissions for exhibition. The single-person exhibition winners were Henrik Kam and John Willis. Presenting in the group exhibition were Margo Cooper, Gary Duehr, David DelPoio, Roy Di Tosti, Mark Eshbaugh, Michael Hintlian, Ditta Hoeber, Tony Loreti, Michael Lynch, Charles Meyer, Dana Mueller, Bruce Myren, Marjorie Nichols, Sonja Rodrigue, Kathy Tarantola, and Paul Weiner. For more information on the PRC's juried exhibition and becoming a member of the PRC, please click here.