Drawn from a renowned collection of international photography, Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection features more than 100 works, including photographs by Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Margaret Bourke-White, Wijnanda Deroo, Rineke Dijkstra, Candida Höfer, Gisèle Freund, Graciela Iturbide, Gertrude Kasëbier, Dorothea Lange, Vera Lutter, Hellen van Meene, and Michal Rovner.
By selecting off-beat subjects, shooting intense close-ups, or manipulating focus and color, the artists featured in the exhibition have created dreamy and often haunting photographic images. As part of the modern or postmodern eras, these artists have understood that photographs offer only an illusion of reality and that the medium is as subjective a means of expression as other visual art forms, music, or literature.
Created between 1865 and today, the works in the exhibition depict landscapes, seascapes, skyscrapers, bridges, museums, theaters, storefronts, living rooms, railroads, airships, animals, fruits, vegetables, flowers, silverware, artists, writers, dancers, and children. Although the works represent a thrillingly broad range of subjects, they do not transcribe scenes in a documentary style. By applying expressive techniques, the photographers in Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection suggest evocative narratives that may be read in infinite ways.
Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection is provided by Bank of America Art in our CommunitiesTM program and the Members of NMWA. Lead support for education programs associated with this exhibition is provided by Bank of America.