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Department of Art

UO art professor's photos in Getty exhibition of artists' responses to news

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ron Jude’s 45-part work Alpine Star is on view through April 30 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media. Through photographs and video made over the past 40 years, Breaking News explores how artists have responded to media coverage of news topics. “With the recent election … it is timely to showcase how contemporary artists have, over recent decades, focused on mass media as a rich source of provocative subject matter that reveals its agendas even as it insists on its objectivity,” said Timothy Potts, director of the museum. Jude’s Alpine Star, based on a sequence of pictures culled from the back-issues of a small-town newspaper, “[is] an uncanny anti-narrative, its precise structure defined by a tension native to photography itself,” critic Darren Campion stated.

Learn more about the exhibit on the Getty Center website.

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Above: Untitled (Alpine Star 3), 2006, by Ron Jude. Archival ink jet on deacidified newsprint, 3.3 x 6.5 inches, float-mounted on 14 x 11-inch museum board.