Rodney Graham and Vera Lutter
Rodney Graham and Vera Lutter: Time Traced
November 17, 1999 - June 18, 2000
Like the camera obscura, the pinhole camera was an influential precursor to that most sophisticated of mechanical tools, the modern multilens camera. At a time when it, in turn, is being challenged by newer reproductive technologies, such rudimentary modes of image making are, paradoxically, proving unexpectedly vital. In their recent works, both Canadian artist Rodney Graham and German Vera Lutter draw on these pioneering techniques and historical models to construct vividly arresting representations.
Funding for this exhibition has been provided by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc., the British Columbia Arts Council, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the members of the Dia Art Council, with additional assistance from Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.