WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET, WHAT YOU DON’T SEE (IS BETTER YET)
FEBRUARY 23, 2008 - MARCH 21, 2008
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get, What You Don’t See (Is Better Yet), introduces emerging and established artists who re-contextualize or critique the medium of photography.
All of the featured artists are presenting work that calls into question some avenue of the photographic process and aims to blend photography with other genres, so that photography acts as a catalyst for creating hybridized and boundary obscuring work.
Some examples of critique presented within the show are photography’s reproducibility, its ability to record a performance and extend the finest moment, how it might be used to create sculptures, or simply the process from shooting to printing.
The title of the exhibition comes from the names of two soul songs of the early 1970s: The Dramatics’, “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” and Ike and Tina’s retort, “What You Don’t See (Is Better Yet)” help to locate the show within an area of critique asking one to not only to take the works at face value, but also to question what might not be visually present, ideas, processes, etc…
DOCUMENTATION: Wild Don Lewis