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The innovative photographic artist Marco Breuer makes unique camera-less images by means of experimental destructive manipulation. The artist starts with traditionally exposed sheets of paper – cyanotypes, gelatin silver or chromogenic prints – which he alters by means of sanding, scratching, kicking around the studio, cutting, drilling, or burning by various means. These efforts yield eloquently beautiful abstractions that redefine the scope of the photographic medium. Born in Germany, Breuer lives in New York State and has served on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and at Bard College. He received a Guggenheim grant in 2006 and his work is included in many public and private collections. For our presentation, Breuer will bring a broad selection of his images to view and discuss in the Morse Study Room.

Please RSVP to Molly Papows at Friends-photography@mfa.org or 617 369 3426

This is a private event for Friends of Photography members.

Untitled (Test/ Strip), Marco Breuer, 2001, unique photographic triptych, burned gelatin silver paper, Museum purchase with funds donated by James N. and Margie M. Krebs