Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

July 06, 2013–September 08, 2013

This exhibition of photographs by contemporary artist Gregory Vershbow explores the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view. In storage facilities and conservation laboratories, and at monuments under restoration, Vershbow photographs art objects wrapped in plastic, protected by foam, nested in boxes and set in surprising juxtapositions with other objects from different eras. The exhibition features photographs taken at the Walters Art Museum side-by-side with images from museums and monuments in the United States and abroad. Vershbow’s photographs picture the private lives of artifacts and invite imaginative considerations of the new possible meanings that objects may reveal when observed in unexpected settings.