Pedro Meyer: Truth from Fiction

Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer (b. 1935), is a pioneer of the digital revolution in contemporary photography, one of the first photographers to manipulate his images digitally.  Because of its mechanical nature, photography has often been misconstrued an unbiased reproduction of a single moment, a snapshot of the exact truth – something that Meyer disputes … … Read More Pedro Meyer: Truth from Fiction

Photographs Are Ideas

Photography has been a lifelong passion for LUAG Director and Chief Curator Ricardo Viera. When Viera first came to Lehigh University in 1974, his priority was to establish professional standards for the art works he found.  To his dismay, he discovered—among the many paintings, prints, and coins which made up the fine art collection—there was only one photograph.  With this discovery his first IDEA was born: to build a teaching collection centered around works-on-paper, including photography.… Read More Photographs Are Ideas

November 2: Robert Mann discusses Aaron Siskind

Join us as Robert Mann, director of the Robert Mann Gallery, NYC, discusses the photography of Aaron Siskind.  Light refreshments provided. Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery is one of the preeminent photography galleries in the world. Through a diverse roster that highlights both a prominent group of contemporary artists and an outstanding collection of twentieth-century masters, its program interrogates the role of photographic medium—to capture or invent, purify or distort, and to take on new identities—while celebrating its unique history.… Read More November 2: Robert Mann discusses Aaron Siskind

María Martínez-Cañas

Special thanks to Tony Ulloa, Casa Serena Collection, for the loan of works to this exhibition. María Martínez-Cañas is a photographer who works beyond the limits of the camera.  Conceptually driven, she dissects, collages, digitally manipulates, erases, and recombines images, resulting in a range of forms that includes: photomontage, camera-less photograms, sculptural installation, and archival… Read More María Martínez-Cañas

Visionaries of the Light

Organized by NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill).  Curated by Ricardo Viera. The term “outsider art” was coined by the English critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, taking as a starting point the original concept of “Art Brut” by French artist Jean Dubuffet.  Today many terminologies exist—“visionary”, “self-taught”, “art of the mentally ill”—but ultimately… Read More Visionaries of the Light

Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) revolutionized photography and influenced successive generations of artists in all mediums.  “When I make a photograph,” he wrote, “I want it to be an altogether new object.”  Originally a documentary photographer, Siskind turned his probing eye toward the ordinary and overlooked: torn posters, graffiti, seaweed strewn on the beach.  He collapsed the… Read More Aaron Siskind

November 1: Don’t Blink-Robert Frank Film Screening

LUAG is pleased to partner with the Lehigh University Department of Art/Architecture/Design and ArtsQuest to present a screening of director Laura Israel’s documentary Don’t Blink-Robert Frank.  This screening is in conjunction with our exhibition Robert Frank/The Americans: 81 Contact Sheets on view through December 10 at DuBois Gallery, Maginnes Hall. For more information about the… Read More November 1: Don’t Blink-Robert Frank Film Screening