These Photographs are Fake!
Artists engaged in Misdirection, Deception and Falsehoods
In this time of uncertainty and indecision to focus on art is not exactly what it presents itself to be seems appropriate. The exhibit’s emphasis is on the medium of photography, once seen as a means of representing fact - although now not so much. Nonetheless photographs are what is being presented - if they can be trusted is a very different thing. These are strategic works that use the photograph as a device to deceive, craft fictions, parody and often with a sardonic wit to question social conventions. The earliest photographs in the show are from the turn of the twentieth century with the most recent being from 2014. A time span that includes many technical innovations in photography and printing, as well as the evolution of art movements, all used to good effect by the artists. The artists included in the exhibition are Ernst Caramelle, Fred Ellenberger, Terry Fugate-Wilcox/Jean Freeman Gallery, Mike Kelley, Les Krims, Yves Klein, Nikki S. Lee, Linda Montano, Mark Patsfall, Barbara Pollack, Jim Shaw, Annie Sprinkle, Spiritualist Photography, Elaine Sturtevant, Throbbing Gristle, TODT, and May Wilson.
Clay Street Press Gallery
1312 Clay Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Exhibit dates: September 24 through October 23
Hours: Saturdays from 2 to 4:30pm, and weekdays by appointment
Illustrated: Yves Klein, Leap into the Void, 1960, silver print photograph
Coming soon...To Hell in a Handbasket, Art on the Fringes of Discourse
Illustrated: Mike KelleyTwisted Shamrock, 1989- from Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof, Screenprint on China Silk Hobotai, 53 × 38 inches, Edition of 40
Concentration on artists’ publications, contemporary art, and ephemera with an emphasis on works relating to social and cultural issues in media such as artist books, performance art and alternative traditions in the visual arts. Peter Huttinger, Private Dealer since 1989.
Books and artists’ publications relating to the visual arts and alternative culture. Printings are noted only if they are first or second editions. If there is no edition reference the item is a later printing or edition information could not be determined. All information is believed correct but not guaranteed. All items are in good, or better, antiquarian condition unless noted otherwise.