From MoMA’s website:
“Present Tense: A Lecture by JoAnn Verburg
The Celeste Bartos Theater, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
JoAnn Verburg speaks about her photographs, which include composed and “found” still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. Afterwards, Susan Kismaric, Curator, Department of Photography, and organizer of the exhibition, moderates a discussion.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg
Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk, the Film desk, or online via Ticketweb.
This exhibition of approximately sixty photographs will survey the twenty-five-year career of American photographer JoAnn Verburg (b. 1950), who often works in simultaneous series of different subjects–composed and “found” still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. Verburg slowly explores these subjects’ pictorial possibilities. Her methodical process includes the use of diptychs and triptychs that demonstrate how the content of a picture can be enriched by using more than one photograph at a time, while maintaining coherence through the close formal and referential relationship of individual exposures. Verburg’s use of a 5 x 7-inch-format camera and a radiant color palette make her photographs pleasurable balancing acts that describe the sensuality and physicality of her subjects, and capture those spaces and moments suspended in the reverie that precedes action.
The exhibition is organized by Susan Kismaric, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, and is accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition is supported in part by Monini Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Special thanks to Pictura Graphics.”