Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document

June 23 -July 22 2011

Marlborough Gallery - New York

Ja'Bagh Kaghado, Untitled, 2011

The Directors of Marlborough Chelsea are pleased to announce Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document, an exhibition that brings together the work of sixteen contemporary artists whose concepts and practices recharge and reframe the historic canon of photography in a number of ways. The show will open with a reception from six to eight in the evening on Thursday, June 23, 2011, and will be on view through July 22, at 545 West 25th Street. The field of photography has traditionally involved an artist taking a camera in hand to make an image. Many artists in Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document do not wield a camera, and those who do use a camera do not shoot straight or documentary photographs. Manipulations of technique and form mark the work of these artists. They are employing innovation and re-evaluating their medium and message as they recast and reconsider key themes in contemporary culture such as: time, place, politics, the body, language, and identity... (continue reading the press release)