Light Quartet: Themes & Variations
January 15, 2011-March 15, 2011
About This Exhibition:
"Light Quartet: Themes and Variations" was the third in an ongoing series of small exhibitions I have curated for See+ Art Space/Gallery in Beijing's 798 Art District, starting in spring 2008. Opening on June 6, 2009, this show ran through July 18 of that year, introducing the audience in mainland China to four mid-career photographers from the U.S.: Kate Breakey, Connie Imboden, Jerry Spagnoli, and Robert Stivers. (Breakey, who emigrated from Australia, now lives and works in Tucson, AZ.) I chose these picture-makers — who were unacquainted with each other at the time — to represent the diversity of craft practice and image content among the creative photographers of their generation in the west.
This online version of the catalog published by See+ to accompany the show (cover shown here) includes all the materials in the print edition: images, the photographers' bio notes and my own, and my curatorial essays on each photographer and on the show as a whole. With the assistance of the VASA Project's curatorial interns — Azarie Furlong, Adam Jacono, Liz Murphy Thomas, and Alisandra Wederich — we have transformed the image files into slideshows and contact sheets, also converting the texts to html and pdf. Beyond that, we have augmented the print catalog's contents with additional texts by and about the photographers, links lists, and exclusive interviews with the photographers and myself, conducted by the interns. — A. D. Coleman