Matt Lipps, Windows, 2014
C-print, Edition of 16, 2 APs
20 x 12-1/2 inches
Exclusively produced on the occasion of the 2014 OCMA Art of Dining.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As with many works Matt Lipps creates, this work consists of layers of photographs within photographs intended to call attention to the profound ways in which photography can operate as a shared historical artifact and a material object. To make the work Lipps installed a series of glass shelves on which he arranged other photographs and objects in front of a photographic background. The final print presents a distorted sense of space that reveals the constructed nature of its own making. The images of windows in the work relate to a 1960 exhibition at MOMA called Mirrors and Windows, curated by John Swarkowski, the longtime photography curator who championed traditional documentary and nature photography at the expense of more experimental practices. As his own practice challenges this tradition, Lipp’s work is a subtle critique of this history.
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