EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

September 2–October 12, 2014

Curated by Tracy Longely-Cook and Joy Hyatt

Exhibition reception: Sunday, October 5, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Lecture with Elena Dorfman and reception: Thursday, October 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Exposure highlights over 70 photographs by world-class artists presenting a wide breadth of aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium. This diverse selection of images showcase a comprehensive range of subjects, processes and themes relating to social and cultural issues, race and gender, as well as traditions and movements within the last 60 years of the photographic genre. In addition to exhibiting photographs from the Stein Galleries’ permanent collection, supplemental works are on loan from The Dayton Art Institute, Aileron, Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell of Cincinnati, and Ben Montague and Jenn Farrington of Dayton.

On Thursday, October 9, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., acclaimed photographer Elena Dorfman will be giving a free public lecture on her work. A reception will follow until 7:00 p.m. Elena Dorfman achieved much her fame through exploring the social, cultural, and sexual practices of marginalized communities. Some of her other series explored the lives of Cosplay participants and horse jockeys. She eventually branched out to capture contemporary views of ancient yet evolving landscapes, shifting the focus from people to places. It was her “Still Lovers” series, however, that placed her in the spotlight of contemporary photography.

The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries is pleased to be a participating venue with the 2014 FOTOFOCUS Biennial, a Cincinnati based month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. FOTOFOCUS features special exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, screenings, and performances during the month of October. For additional information please visit http://www.fotofocusbiennial.org/.

The exhibition is supported by the College of Liberal Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and CELIA.

List of Artists:
Diane Arbus
Christian Arrecis
Richard Avedon
Aziz + Cucher
Nancy Burson
John Chervinsky
Christopher Colville
Tillman Crane
Elena Dorfman
Doug DuBois
Adam Fuss
David Goldes
Emmet Gowin
Robert Hower
Zhang Huan
Algimantas Kezys
Sally Mann
Robert Mapplethorpe
Michael J. Marshall
Ray K. Metzker
Peter Miraglia
Richard Misrach
Shirin Neshat
Nicholas Nixon
Catherine Opie
Carol Panaro-Smith & James Hajicek
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Olivia Parker
Carolee Schneemann
Cindy Sherman
Lorna Simpson
Sandy Skoglund
Frederick Sommer
Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens
Robert Stivers
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Maggie Taylor
Jack D. Teemer
Mickalene Thomas
Jerry Uelsmann
Andy Warhol
Carrie Mae Weems
Jo Whaley
Joel-Peter Witkin