Lyle Rexer will discuss the many new ways that contemporary artists are creating photographs, experimenting with abstraction, and challenging us to reconsider the classical genres in the field—portraiture, landscape, still life, and street photography. He will also explore our changing relationship to the photographic medium in the face of rampant appropriation and the flood of images we experience on a daily basis.
Rexer is the author of several books, including Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes (2002); The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009); and co-author of An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection (2011). He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is a columnist for Photograph magazine.
Adam Fuss, Untitled (Butterfly), 2002, daguerreotype, The Lane Collection