A project of THE CORA FOUNDATION INC
September 8, 2012 12:00 - October 27, 2012 Opening Reception – Saturday, September 8, 2012 7-9pm
The Everson Biennial, titled THE OTHER NEW YORK:2012, is being exhibited in community art galleries across Syracuse this year. ArtRage is honored to participate by exhibiting the work of four artists chosen in collaboration with the Everson Museum.
Ben Altman, Neil Chowdhury, Bob Gates and Paul Pearce, the four photographers whose works comprise the exhibit we call The Fearless Eye, present work that, while distinctive, shares a key characteristic. All are documentary photographers who are a bit wary of being seen as truth tellers. Fully understanding that the “objective photograph” is a myth, their photographic work – both in the process of its creation and the images presented – casts into doubt our traditional notions of documentation, objectivity and veracity. Nonetheless, each photographer is visualizing a certain truth, one that we frequently avoid or have been ignorant of.
Participating in the artist’s unflinching gaze, we become complicit witnesses to situations – torture, poverty, social class, and the effects of war – often conveniently rendered invisible.