A new exhibit at Seven Vail Fine Arts–Project Room features prints and works on paper by 15 contemporary artists who have used photography in creating their works. The American and international artists represented in the exhibit, called “Sourced,” have used photography as a template for their imagery or have incorporated photos and photographic source material in their pieces.
For example, in “My Father and Dillinger” (2011), Philip Chen incorporated components of photographs representing his memories, embellished them with hand drawings and then used a complex etching process on the paper’s surface.
“Photography is no longer solely about recording moments in time; it becomes a component of artistry and virtuosity,” writes “Sourced” curator Breianna Cochran in an essay on the exhibit.
The gallery is located at 500 E. Locust St. in the East Village. More information: 309-2763 or stevenvail.com.