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Club des collectionneurs en Arts Visuels de Québec

Michael Becotte

Laurence Miller Gallery,New-York

Michael Becotte

In LUMINATIONS, made by Michael Becotte between 1973 and 1976, the artist took his strobe light into nature, zapping branches, vines and leaves into mysterious scenes that feel more science fiction than document. These sensuously toned prints offer a view of nature unseen by the naked eye, including the ghost of the photographer himself.Ray K. Metzker celebrates his 82nd birthday this September. This modern master has exhibited and been collected globally for over 50 years, and a travelling career retrospective, shown at the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Getty Center, now opens this September 21 at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle and runs through January 5, 2014.Michael Becotte, born in 1945, recently retired as head of the prestigious Photography Department at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. His personal photography began in the 1960’s with classical large format landscapes, but by the 1970’s he became fascinated, as did many in his generation, with ways to extend the camera’s vision beyond documentation. He received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and his prints are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House; Seattle Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; National Gallery of Canada; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. This will be his first one-man show at Laurence Miller Gallery.

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