Putting on the dog: William Wegman at Akron Art Museum
By Aimee Lusty
posted: 05-18-09

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Akron Art Museum in Ohio currently showcases 56 photographs, in addition to 13 videos by William Wegman, "a conceptual artist who works in a variety of attitudes and approaches, not only in film and photography, but also drawing and painting, moving easily between the various mediums." Using his Weimaraner dogs as vehicles for inspirations and characters in his photographs and videos, Wegman made his work accessible to a larger audience, "For beyond his fame and respect in art circles, he is one of the few contemporary artists to have successfully popularized his work through the mass media." Critic Dorothy Shinn states "echoing Duchamp, Wegman also uses verbal and visual puns to create an atmosphere of archness and eccentricity."

The exhibition is on view from May 16 - August 16, 2009, Akron Art Museum is located One South High Akron, OH 44308. ...Source

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