Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jerry Uelsmann in the Wall Street Journal


Today’s Wall Street Journal features an excellent article on the opening of “The Mind’s Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, the first in a collection of exhibitions highlighting PEM’s 2012 Year of Photography.


Apocalypse II


“It really isn't fair: Jerry Uelsmann, who was born in 1934, had to devise ingenious darkroom techniques to create surrealistic images that nowadays anyone competent with Photoshop can produce with ease. But being able to reverse positive and negative versions of a photograph and to merge two or more photographs into a single composition are only the mechanical aspects of Mr. Uelsmann's art. The indispensable element of his work is his ability to envision images that are totally impossible, but absolutely right. It takes more than the most complex computer program to do that.”            

~ William Meyers, Ah, But Can Photoshop Do This? (follow this link to the full article from the WSJ)




“The Mind’s Eye” retrospective will run through June 30, 2012 at the Peabody Essex Museum. 

Can’t make it to Salem, Mass. but still interested in Jerry’s photographs?  Stop into the gallery any time and we’d love to share his work with you!

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