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Maurizio Pellegrin to Curate International Photo Exhibit at Macy Gallery

Maurizio Pellegrin, an internationally known artist who has had more than 150 solo exhibitions around the world since the mid-1980s, is curating Short Stories, an exhibit featuring photographs from 1890 to 2006, at the Macy Art Gallery from February 26 through March 16.

Maurizio Pellegrin, an internationally known artist who has had more than 150 solo exhibitions around the world since the mid-1980s, is curating Short Stories, an exhibit featuring photographs from 1890 to 2006, at the Macy Art Gallery from February 26 through March 16. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM, and by appointment.  Pellegrin will talk about the exhibit in the Gallery on March 2 at 4:00 p.m. with a reception following at 6:00 p.m.

"This exhibition's sole ambition is to let the viewer dream around and about a selection of works of more than 30 artists," says Pellegrin.  "In this selection, the viewer will encounter black and white, and color photographs based on image manipulation, manipulation of the real photographic surface, portrait, landscape, body, conceptual elements, abstraction, social statements and more." 

The exhibit features work by Karl Blossfeldt, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and William Wegman and other well-known photographers.  Rodchenko's enigmatic, historical portrait of the poet Mayakovsky just before his suicide in 1924 is included, as is an example of Blossfeldt's botanical photography.  Pellegrin says that the works chosen for this exhibition "explore issues of presence, absence, space, time, conflict, superimposition, analogy and visionary variety, in both a real or virtual context. 

"We want students and future teachers to see what is going on internationally in the genre," Pellegrin said.   

Pellegrin, who splits his time between Venice and New York, teaches advanced studio and drawing at Teachers College, and Drawing and Art Criticism in the Masters in Fine Art Program at New York University. His interests include installations, film, photography, sculpture, painting and drawing.   

Pellegrin will also be curator for an upcoming exhibit at the Macy Gallery entitled, "The Museum and the Mind of the Artist," as part of the Gallery's ongoing "Conversations Across Cultures" symposia.  Focusing on the transformation of the role of museums, the exhibition will feature installations from major museums around the world.   

More details on this and upcoming exhibits at the Teachers College Macy Gallery are available online at http://www.tc.edu/macygallery.

Published Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007

Maurizio Pellegrin to Curate International Photo Exhibit at Macy Gallery

Maurizio Pellegrin, an internationally known artist who has had more than 150 solo exhibitions around the world since the mid-1980s, is curating Short Stories, an exhibit featuring photographs from 1890 to 2006, at the Macy Art Gallery from February 26 through March 16. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM, and by appointment.  Pellegrin will talk about the exhibit in the Gallery on March 2 at 4:00 p.m. with a reception following at 6:00 p.m.

"This exhibition's sole ambition is to let the viewer dream around and about a selection of works of more than 30 artists," says Pellegrin.  "In this selection, the viewer will encounter black and white, and color photographs based on image manipulation, manipulation of the real photographic surface, portrait, landscape, body, conceptual elements, abstraction, social statements and more." 

The exhibit features work by Karl Blossfeldt, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and William Wegman and other well-known photographers.  Rodchenko's enigmatic, historical portrait of the poet Mayakovsky just before his suicide in 1924 is included, as is an example of Blossfeldt's botanical photography.  Pellegrin says that the works chosen for this exhibition "explore issues of presence, absence, space, time, conflict, superimposition, analogy and visionary variety, in both a real or virtual context. 

"We want students and future teachers to see what is going on internationally in the genre," Pellegrin said.   

Pellegrin, who splits his time between Venice and New York, teaches advanced studio and drawing at Teachers College, and Drawing and Art Criticism in the Masters in Fine Art Program at New York University. His interests include installations, film, photography, sculpture, painting and drawing.   

Pellegrin will also be curator for an upcoming exhibit at the Macy Gallery entitled, "The Museum and the Mind of the Artist," as part of the Gallery's ongoing "Conversations Across Cultures" symposia.  Focusing on the transformation of the role of museums, the exhibition will feature installations from major museums around the world.   

More details on this and upcoming exhibits at the Teachers College Macy Gallery are available online at http://www.tc.edu/macygallery.

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