Vik Muniz: "Pictures of Pigment"

February 19, 2009—March 28, 2009 | Reception Thursday, February 19th, 6-8PM

Working within the syntax of photography, Muniz creates work that is not just simple photographs. In his Pictures of Pigment, the artist carefully reconstructs well-known paintings by carefully piling up layers of brilliant powdered pigment onto a flat surface. Once the construction is complete, it is photographed. Although the resulting photographic image is the endgame of the artist’s process, it is also the making of the object that reveals the core of the the artist’s practice.

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"The Oak at Flagey, after Gustave Courbet" 2007
"Evening in the Woods, after Grandma Moses" 2006
"The Icebergs, after Frederic E. Church" 2007