Primal Seen: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Collection of Photography
September 7, 2012–July 10, 2013
Primal Seen: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Collection of Photography dives into remembrance and memory, the gaze and the female body, and 19th-century conventions and techniques as they continue to be used and referenced in the works of contemporary artists. The exhibition includes a selection of 19th-century hand-colored photographs, cartes-de-visite, stereoscopic albumen prints, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes from the CU Art Museum’s permanent collection, as well as selections of 19th-century and early-20th-century photographs from Special Collections, Norlin Library, University Libraries, CU-Boulder.
Artists featured: Sama Alshaibi, E.J. Bellocq, Michael Bishop, Kate Breakey, Albert Chong, Linda Connor, Judy Dater, Jeanne Dunning, Ralph Gibson, Judith Golden, Philippe Halsman, Robert Heinecken, Mary Ellen Mark, Esther Parada, Laura Shill, Lou Stoumen, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen and George Woodman.
Curated by Melinda Barlow, associate professor in the Film Studies Program, and Lisa Tamiris Becker, director of the CU Art Museum.
This exhibition is generously supported in part by the HBB Foundation, CU Art Museum members and CU-Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees.