On Time, On Accident

Reception: Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gallery 102 at The George Washington University is pleased to announce the opening of ON TIME, ON ACCIDENT - a group exhibition featuring work in response to Moyra Davey's text "Notes on Photography and Accident" in which she comments on the following seminal texts in photography: Walter Benjamin's "Short History of Photography," Susan Sontag's "On Photography," and Janet Malcom's "Diana and Nixon." Davey writes "The notion of accident has had many meanings from 'decisive moments' to 'photographing to see what something will look like photographed'....My goal is to reclaim this critical history of ideas in relation to contemporary photographs, and to understand how the notion of accident might still be relevant." This exhibition echos and expands on Davey's goal by presenting work that allows for accidents to occur in the making. Please join us as we experience accidental encounters across time and genre.