Keynote: Matthew Brandt

Friday, October 6th 7:00pm

NCma Auditorium

Photo by Jonah Samson

Photo by Jonah Samson

Click! is pleased to partner with the North Carolina Museum of Art to present a keynote talk by Matthew Brandt.

Calling his approach “a little bit messy and experimental,” Matthew Brandt produces large-scale photographs through labor-intensive processes recalling the 19th-century origins of photography, often incorporating the physical matter of the subject itself. Attuned to the history of his medium—and its resolute physicality—and inspired by classical American landscape photographs, Brandt traverses the West, photographing and collecting material samples from nature and cities. Like such early inventors as Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot, Brandt revels in the alchemy of image making, experimenting with the effects of various materials on the development process. He has produced rainbow-washed pictures of lakes by soaking them in their own water, and photographs of swarms of sparkling honeybees incorporating the bodies of the bees themselves. Through his work, Brandt poses a fundamental question about his magical-seeming medium: what is a photograph?

"Mathers Department Store", 2013 Gum Bichromate print with dust swept from AT&T Building courtyard 42 x 60 inches 44 x 59 inches 2013

"Mathers Department Store", 2013

Gum Bichromate print with dust swept from AT&T Building courtyard 42 x 60 inches

44 x 59 inches

2013

 

North Carolina Museum of Art

Friday, October 6, 7 pm

East Building, SECU Auditorium

Free; ticket required

This lecture is made possible by the Cyma Rubin Photography Fund

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh