ArtLab @ The Lowe
Blasted Allegories: Photography as Experience
April 28, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Frank Paulin, United States, b. 1926
Movie Ticketseller, Times Square,
1957 (printed later)
Gelatin silver print, 13 1/8 x 19 1/2 in.
(33.3 x 49.5 cm)
Gift of Bruce Silverstein
© Frank Paulin Archive,
Courtesy Bruce Silverstein Gallery

The seventh edition of this annual UM student-curated exhibition highlights thirty compelling photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection. Blasted Allegories considers the way photography resists decisive conclusions. Serendipitous details, unexpected gestures, and strange parallels occur across the photographs featured. Spanning the history of the medium, works by Garry Winogrand, Gregory Crewdson, Walker Evans, Eadweard Muybridge, Nan Goldin, Weegee, and others come together as suggestive examples of how photography shapes human experience. Figuratively challenging the notion of the static image, this exhibition investigates the dynamism of photography.