STEPHEN ALTHOUSE

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STEPHEN ALTHOUSE
PERSONAL SYMBOLS, PRIVATE TOTEMS
May 28 through October 5, 2014

The black and white photography of artist Stephen Althouse - doubly obsolete in its dimension as material support and as a vehicle of artisanal skills - brings to the foreground the question whether, and to what extent, an antimodernist impulse is operative here - one that could best be compared to the lineage of Giogio de Chirico in painting. It is an antimodernism that greets the present through the lens of melancholia that is manifestly disconnected from the model of an avant-garde and its necessary link with advancing scientific and technological means of production, and that positions itself with regard to the question of the reconstruction of memory under the conditions of loss - a question that is important in this postwar period.

George S. Bolge, Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Art-DeLand, Florida

 

 

 

 
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