Grammar, Cantor Art Gallery, January 20–February 27, 2016


From the Press Release:

“Using a variety of photographic processes, the exhibition is an exploration of the meanings constructed around photography and the rules that govern its use. This exhibition is a survey of Gamber’s recent work based around his latest project, “Basic Ingredients of the Complex World,” his examination of how photography is both documentary and illusory – a paradox he demonstrates through experimentation with three-dimensional techniques.

Photography is a language by which we communicate information and ideas,” explains Gamber. “To be understood, we follow a shared set of rules, a kind of photographic grammar, where the messages implied in our pictures can be understood by others. The best way for me to participate in this dialogue is to create artwork in response to changing syntax throughout the history of photography. I hope viewers will gain broader understanding of how these implied conventions have fostered a variety of readings in the medium.”

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
January 20, 2016–February 27, 2016

Additional Programs:

Opening Reception
January 27, 5:00–6:30pm,

In Conversation with Nancy Burns and Ben Sloat
February 10, 5:00–6:00pm

Artist Talk
February 17, 12:00–1:00pm

Matthew Gamber