Looking Back Six Years : Part One Selected New Acquisitions
In a series of exhibitions throughout 2014, UMMA is celebrating the ongoing development of the permanent collection. Looking Back Six Years-Part One features a selection of new acquisitions since 2008 that underscores the significant role photography plays in the Museum’s collection. This exhibition focuses on contemporary photographic practice by an array of nationally recognized artists. Images of people are prominent in the exhibition, from David Hilliard’s thought provoking colored triptych, Rock Bottom, to John Goodman’s testosterone-charged gelatin silver print, The Schlitz Boys. Photographs by Dominic Chavez, made in Sierra Leone and Malawi, and Alejandro Cartagena’s powerful series The Car Poolers convey strong social messages. Images of New York City, a well-established, dynamic subset of UMMA’s photographic holdings, are further enhanced by the addition of works of Ilya Askinazi, Todd Watts, Lynn Saville, Vincent Serbin and Esteban Pastorino.
David Hilliard (American, born 1964)
Rock Bottom, 2008
Museum Purchase: Stebbins and Schildknecht fund