Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The Davis Gallery at Houghton House

John Opera

New Work
November 16 through December 14, 2018
Reception: Friday, November 16 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Closed for Thanksgiving Break November 19 - 23, 2018
The Davis Gallery at Houghton House

This exhibition will contain new examples of the artist's ongoing experiments with photographic techniques invented in the earliest days of the medium's history. Since 2010, Opera has reworked traditional 19th-century processes such as the anthotype and cyanotype, adapting their peculiar characteristics to the language of contemporary images and abstraction. Opera's work pushes against the program of traditional photography and its histories, while simultaneously investigating its infinitely mysterious qualities as a chemical, physical, and even biological expression that points to as well as distorts our perceived experiences in the world. For his show at Hobart and William Smith, Opera will present works that respond to the architecture of the gallery space and the adjacent solarium.

Image: Grid (Yb), 2018



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