Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Duane Michals Featured in Lens Culture Magazine

"Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals"

"Some artists search for a technique, a genre, a style (a voice?) and once they have discovered it, they make it theirs and settle down. As 'mature' artists, they are happy to produce subtle variations on the same theme, over and over, across the span of their careers. Duane Michals is, quite emphatically, not one of those artists.

Over the course of 55 years of creative output, Michals has ceaselessly reinvented himself, never content to settle on a single anything. He has staged photographs, he has written on photographs, he has drawn, painted and manipulated photographs, he has constructed elaborate fictional narratives—in short, he has never allowed himself to be limited merely by what was done before in the genre. Perhaps his striving, roving, ceaseless search for new forms of expression is best summed up by his philosophy, 'My pictures are more about questions, not about answers.'" - Alexander Strecker for Lens Culture

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