Minor White, Cypress Grove Trail, Point Lobos, California 1951
Beyond Reality, featuring the work of Minor White and Walter Chappell explores the development of photography as fine art. As members of The New Bauhaus and Institute of Design in Chicago began producing photographs with an emphasis on the design elements of shape and form, and tone and texture, abstraction was explored. Minor White (1908 – 1976) developed philosophies about imagery and what constitutes subject matter, and his statement, “I don’t photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are,” articulates this approach to photography as an “interpretative medium,” rather than a concrete one. Walter Chappell (1925 – 2000), was friends with Minor White and seriously studied photography with him as of 1957. His development of the use of electricity in developing “Metaflora,” photographs was a manifestation of his philosophical ideas regarding the mind and levels of consciousness, as well as an adaptation of Minor’s teachings. August 31 – October 12, 2013
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