Carl Chiarenza at the George Eastman Museum

Career Retrospective: Journey into the Unknown

By: - Feb 05, 2021

Career Retrospective: Journey into the Unknown
Carl Chiarenza at the George Eastman Museum

February 5 - June 20, 2021

George Eastman Museum - Main Galleries
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Throughout his career, Carl Chiarenza (American, b. 1935) has demonstrated that photographs can provide much more than just documentary evidence. Rather than create straightforward records of the cast-off materials that appear before his camera, Chiarenza photographically transforms them into new and provocative images. His photographs often bear little resemblance to their actual subjects and instead suggest mysterious worlds that viewers are invited to explore.

This retrospective exhibition spans the Rochester-based artist’s entire career, beginning with early photographs Chiarenza made as an undergraduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology in the 1950s and concluding with a large selection of his most recent work in collage. The exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to follow the continuities and ruptures in Chiarenza’s artistic journey as his career enters its seventh decade.

This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with text by curator Will Green and Keith Davis.

Friday, February 12, 1 p.m.

Join us for an in depth look at the exhibition with guest curator William Green.

Free to GEM members | $5 nonmembers

Registration Required:

 Link to exhibition website