Sonia Sheridan
Self-Portrait in Time
digital print
UMMA, Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick

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Flip Your Field: Photographs from the Collection

December 7, 2013 – March 16, 2014

The second exhibition in UMMA's Flip Your Field series is guest curated Larry Cressman, artist and Professor of Art at the University of Michigan. Drawing from UMMA's extensive collection of photographs, Cressman will present two contrasting arrangements of photographic imagery. The first is a salon style display of many different images, all focused on one distinct subject: trees. The grouping represents traditional photography, showing the artists' use of the medium in a straightforward way.

In contrast, the second arrangement presents a collection of photographs that have been uniquely manipulated by each artist, using aspects of the photographic process to create individual statements. With the ubiquitous cell phone camera, photography has become integrated into our everyday lives more than ever before‚Äďand with the ease of manipulating photographic imagery through digital means, it becomes especially interesting to view these photographs from the collection in a new light.

The UMMA Flip Your Field series asks noted University of Michigan faculty members to consider artwork outside their field of specialization in order to guest curate an exhibition using works from UMMA's renowned collection. The UMMA Flip Your Field series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.