Bill Armstrong’s work on display at The Heckscher Museum of Art

Bill Armstrong’s work is featured in “Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography” at The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York from December 6, 2014 – March 15, 2015.

“Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography” focuses on 20th and 21st-century artists who have pushed the boundaries of photography in myriad ways, creating images that have a complex relationship to objective reality. Beginning with Man Ray’s portfolio “Electricité” (1931), the exhibition traces 20th-century experimentation with photograms, multiple exposures, combination printing, tonal contrast, unusual perspectives, cropping, and chemical processing, often resulting in the creation of images that are abstract. Contemporary photographers have expanded the medium’s limits even further, reviving older techniques such as the camera obscura, experimenting with long and multiple exposures, darkroom processing, and cameraless photography, or exploring digital technologies. Bill Armstrong, Harry Callahan, Robert Heinecken, Chris McCaw, Abelardo Morell, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Maggie Taylor, Edmund Teske, and Jerry Uelsmann are among the featured artists.

The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York 11743

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Blog post by:
Brian Paul Clamp, Director