1708 Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Still Action!, on view April 19 through June 2, 2013. Please join us for the opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, with a curators talk at 7:30 pm.
Curated by Travis Fullerton and Paul Thulin, Still Action! features photographers who are investigating performative and scenographic aspects of image-making; artists interested in orchestrating an action for the camera with the intent of unveiling a hidden, purely visual, purely photographic reality that is specific to the scene in which they are participating. Their works speak to the power of a photograph to surpass the witnessed event in formal complexity, cultural critique, and wonder.
The photographers in Still Action! represent a range of experiences and reflect the global nature of contemporary art, as their respective geographies include New Zealand, England, and New York, NY. Still Action! features works by Kevin Cooley, Sharon Harper, Seba Kurtis, Tokihiro Sato, Geoffrey Short, and Kevin Van Aelst.
Travis Fullerton received an MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2010, he was the honoree for the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts in Photography. Fullerton served on the Board of 1708 for 5 years and served as Board President in 2008. He teaches photography at VCU in the Art Education and Photography Departments, and is Chief Collection Photographer and Manager of Imaging Resources at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Paul Thulin received an MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions such as Miami Scope, Candela Gallery, Chicago Art Fair, and the Toronto Art Fair. Thulin has been the recipient of a variety of photographic prizes and awards including a 2001 TPI National Graduate Fellowship, a 2006 Virginia Commission for the Arts Artist Fellowship, and the 2013 Conveyor Magazine Exhibition Grant.
Still Action! is generously sponsored in part by Chris English and Meda Lane, Ivan Jecklin and Allison Weinstein, and Alex Nyerges and Kathryn Gray.
1708 Gallery’s current exhibition season is generously supported in part by Jay Barrows and Cindy Neuschwander, Page and Sandy Bond, Richard Douglas and Suzanna Fields, Josh and Sarah Eckhardt, John Freeman, Kathryn Henry-Choisser, Susan and John Jamieson, Jillian Krupski, Celia Rafalko and Rick Sample, Bill and Pam Royall, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.