Throughout his career, Carl Chiarenza (American, b. 1935) has demonstrated that photographs can provide much more than just documentary evidence. Rather than create straightforward records of the cast-off materials that appear before his camera, Chiarenza photographically transforms them into new and provocative images suggesting mysterious worlds that viewers are invited to explore. The retrospective exhibition Carl Chiarenza: Journey into the Unknown spans the artist’s entire career, beginning with early photographs he made as a high school student in Rochester and concluding with a large selection of his most recent work in collage.
Join us for an in depth look at the exhibition and Chiarenza’s work with guest curator William Green in this live virtual program.
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Recording will be available on YouTube one week after the live discussion.
Upcoming Events in this Series
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In this virtual talk, artist Stacey Steers and assistant curator Gordon Nelson will discuss the works currently on view in the exhibition Stacey Steers: Night Reels.
In conjunction with the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre, the George Eastman Museum and ImageOut are hosting a panel discussion exploring representation of trans individuals in cinema.