Installation view, Liz Deschenes, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2016. Charles Mayer Photography. © Liz Deschenes
A “quiet giant” (New York Times) of contemporary photography, Liz Deschenes pushes the very limits of the medium.
Deschenes (b. 1966, Boston), is known for her lushly beautiful and meditative work in photography and sculpture, and since the early 1990s has produced a singular and influential body of work that probes the relationship between the mechanics of seeing, image-making processes, and modes of display. The first mid-career survey dedicated to Deschenes’s work, this exhibition will feature 20 years of her art, including explorations of various photographic technologies, rich and nuanced work with photograms (a type of photographic image made without a camera), and sculptural installations that reflect the movements and light within a given space and respond to a site’s unique features.