Click! is pleased to partner with the Nasher Museum to present a keynote artist's talk by the legendary, visionary artist, Jerry Uelsmann. Mr Uelsmann will speak at the Nasher Museum Auditorium at Duke University on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3pm. The talk is free and open to the public and seating is first come - first served.
JERRY UELSMANN IS THE MASTER OF PHOTOMONTAGE, CREATING A VAST CATALOGUE OF SURREAL, SPIRITUAL AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING IMAGES.
"IF I HAVE AN AGENDA, IT’S TO AMAZE MYSELF." -JERRY UELSMANN
Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann. He created surreal images the hard way — not with digital shortcuts, but working in a darkroom with seven enlargers and multiple negatives.
Now that’s layers.
Mr. Uelsmann — who grew up in Detroit and taught at the University of Florida — strove to create personal images that did more than just record literal facts. He transformed individual pictures into magnificent metaphors that suggested deeper truths. (by James Estrin, The New York Times)
"THE CAMERA IS ESSENTIALLY A LICENSE TO EXPLORE" .-JERRY UELSMANN
There will be a reception to follow Mr. Uelsmann's lecture at Through This Lens Gallery. 303 E. Chapel Hill St, Durham. Just a stone's throw from the Nasher and parking is free on Sundays in the downtown parking decks.
Born in Detroit on June 11, 1934, Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1960. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960 (“my first job offer”). He became a graduate research professor of art at the university in 1974, and is now retired from teaching. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.
Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. Uelsmann’s work has been exhibited in more than 100 individual shows in the United States and abroad over the past thirty years. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Chicago Art Institute, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.
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