Show ran from 7/1/2012 to 7/21/2012
BETSY WILLIAMSON MINING THE TEXTBOOKS OF ART HISTORY mixed-media installation
Opening Reception Friday, June 29, 6-9pm
Betsy Williamson’s exhibit, Mining the Textbooks of Art History, is comprised of four projects that work together to explore the ways art is presented and understood through the textbook. The works from A History of Painting consider research that has been done on the connections between painting and photography. Textbook Typology shows the viewer what work of art is most often reproduced in textbooks to highlight a specific movement, culture or time period. Rethinking Art History specifically mines Artforms textbook to create juxtapositions that give a new way of looking at and understanding the depicted works of art. Lastly, the video project In the Round explores the pitfall of using a single photograph to depict a three-dimensional object.