New York


Hunter Gallery

Whereas Mortensen was a still photographer who incorporated the resources and methods of filmmakers into his imagery, the thirteen artists on view in the “Frames” show are filmmakers who were asked by director Dorothy Zeidman to exhibit static, two-dimensional objects that relate to their film work. “At the very center of the film medium and the cinematic apparatus there is the frame,” Zeidman wrote in the press release. “The ‘motion’ of motion pictures is an illusion, based on a progression of still pictures or frames changed so rapidly that objects or people appear to move.” The works on view had one thing in common: they all explored the relationships that exist between image and time or image and narrative when such illusion is created. Yet, in spite of that common denominator, there was an enormous diversity of methods and means employed by the artists, and their explorations made

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