Beginning March 31st, Panopticon Gallery will be hosting a special Polaroid-themed group exhibition called Instant Connections, co-curated by Independent Curator, Photographer, Advertising Creative Director and former Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center Jim Fitts.
This exhibition brings together some of the most noted photographers who have made enormous contributions to the world of photography through their use of Polaroid film coupled with some up-and-coming emerging artists. It will feature various forms of Polaroid imagery made with the Polaroid 20x24 camera, along with 8x10, SX-70, and Type 55 gelatin silver prints made by the likes of Chuck Close, William Wegman, David Levinthal, Vik Muniz, James Casebere, Stephen Sheffield, Mimi Youn, John Reuter, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Elsa Dorfman, Ellen Carey and many others.
“The contribution that Polaroid has made to fine arts photography is both incredibly broad and deep, and no single exhibition could do it complete justice,“ Jim Fitts, co-curator states. “Instant Connections focuses on bringing together a small number of photographers whose work demonstrates just how diverse a medium Polaroid was. There is no question that the work of each artist in the exhibition stands on its own, but it is fascinating to compare and contrast it with the work of other artists in the exhibition.”