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Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs from the Syracuse University Art Collection

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 1, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 1, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until August 1
Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center St. Charles, MO
636-255-0270

Price: free admission

When Pictures Became Art
Adolf Fassbender, The Sailors Menace, 1930. Chloride print on wove paper

When Pictures Became Art

Alex Weir

Each participant in the process of visual artistic exchange has his or her own preferences. For us, photography offers a blessed respite from the numbing warp-speed at which so much moving-image media spin out these days. Against the ADHD-inducing blur of TV, film and video, photography allows us to breathe, to behold and absorb a still image from an unhurried, contemplative mind state. But this presupposes our modern reality, wherein we already assume photography to be a genuine art form. In its nascent stages of the 19th-century, it was considered only a documentary medium; art in a self-conscious sense didn't visit the darkroom until the beginning of the next century. Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs from the Syracuse University Art Collection, the new exhibit at the Foundry Art Centre (520 North Main Centre, St. Charles; 636-255-0270 or www.foundryartcentre.org), surveys this exciting formative period of photography's aesthetic evolution. The free show opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2. Pure Photography remains up through Friday, August 1, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday.

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Foundry Art Centre

520 N. Main Center St. Charles, MO
636-255-0270

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