Dirty Pictures shows the varied ways photographers have depicted mud in their work. Whether as media for photographic construction, as the substance of metaphor, or as a mark of human interaction with the earth—mud, clay, dirt, and soil have made prominent appearances in the work of many photographers in the past thirty-five years.
Featuring pieces by artists including Dieter Appelt, Zeke Berman, Jungjin Lee, and Joel Sternfield, this exhibition aims to both examine these differences and draw connections between the varied uses of these materials in contemporary photography.
Many of us have seen small, super-strong magnets in toys like Buckyballs sets and NeoCubes. These are called rare-earth magnets as they are made using elements such as neodymium and samarium that are classified as rare earth metals. These magnets appear in all kinds of everyday items including jewelry, guitars, speakers, cordless tools and even hybrid vehicles.
But how many of us have ever considered hanging art with magnets? More