Poetics of the Everyday: Amateur Photography, 1890-1970 @ Saint Louis Art Museum
Poetics of the Everyday: Amateur Photography, 1890-1970
April 26 through August 25, 2019
““Poetics of the Everyday” celebrates the recent gift of 150 amateur photographs from St. Louis collectors John and Teenuh Foster. Works in the collection embrace lightheartedness in everyday life, and capture the character of often-overlooked moments. The 110 prints included in the exhibition include a range of subjects and compositions: children playfully acting out in front of the camera; scenes taken from automobiles on road trips; candid portraits revealing friends and family; and early attempts at “selfies,” such as those made in photo booths. In some of the prints, photographic effects are in play, such as double exposure or blurring. These effects often unintentionally imbue images with surreal qualities or jar viewers out of conventional ways of seeing the world.”
Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
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