An Exhibition

Photo: Troy Brauntuch

 

On March 31-April 21, 1979, The Kitchen presented an exhibition of work by Troy Brauntuch, an artist primarily known for being a key member of what art historian and critic Douglas Crimp called the “Pictures” generation. At The Kitchen, Brauntuch exhibited characteristically ambiguous images of cropped and blown-up details from larger photographs—taking a viewer’s focus away from the content of the image and directing it at the image’s manipulation in its liberated context. The original pictures Brauntuch uses are sometimes quite well-known, and his work both defamiliarizes them and allows viewers to impart their own knowledge and background in their engagement with his art.

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