Something in the Way

Over fall break I went to the NoMa during my trip to New Orleans and was pleasantly surprised. Though smaller than the MoMa, it was filled with really interesting exhibits and installations. One of my favorite ones was the featured exhibition on photography and obstruction. It looked at photographs that used intentional obstruction to specifically frame and/or add depth to a photo.

A lot of the photographs studied were intentional and part of a larger collection from the photographer but there were some that were accidental. This reminded me of my own creative process where some of my best ideas come from just moving things around randomly or maybe even creating something accidentally. It’s always interesting to look at how other artists play around artistically with their intended subjects and surrounding features.

Check out a brief introduction and some selected works (Paris 1929 (Broken Plate) is one of my favorites) here.

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