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Andrea Modica: Extended Moments

Presented by Akron Art Museum at Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

Oct 10 2015
Feb 21 2016
Andrea Modica: Extended Moments

Extended Moments celebrates the work of Andrea Modica, a photographer noted for her meticulous craftsmanship and evocative narratives.

Extended Moments celebrates the work of Andrea Modica, a photographer noted for her meticulous craftsmanship and evocative narratives.

Modica, who is the recipient of the Akron Art Museum’s 2015 Knight Purchase Award, teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia and has received many honors for her work. The artist is noted for her use of traditional processes—an 8 x 10 inch view camera and platinum palladium contact printing—to achieve lush tones and rich visual statements. Modica speaks about the physicality of the view camera and the set-up time required to operate it as necessitating her sustained attention, amplifying her understanding of her subjects. This quality is augmented by Modica’s practice of working in series, which have included explorations of skulls from a psychiatric hospital grounds, rural families in New York and Colorado, teenage best friends, landscapes and Philadelphia Mummers.

Extended Moments focuses on photographs Modica has taken in Italy, where she has

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Please note: the Akron Art Museum will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2015 in observance of Christmas. The museum will also be closed on New Years Day.

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  • Andrea Modica, Sicily, Italy, 1990, platinum palladium print, 10 x 8 in. Courtesy of the artist.


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