In Focus: Making a Scene (June 30 to October 18, 2009)
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Untitled (Michael and Christopher Meatyard)
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American, 1925 - 1972, active Kentucky)
Gelatin silver print
16.8 x 17.5 cm (6 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
© Estate of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Gift of Christopher Meatyard and Jonathan Greene
An optician and family man, Meatyard photographed his children, friends, and neighbors enacting dramas in the suburban backyards and abandoned buildings of Lexington, Kentucky. He often used experimental techniques, such as multiple exposures and blurred motion. Uncanny details imbue Meatyard's otherwise ordinary vernacular scenes with the qualities of a dream or supernatural vision.