Still/Moving: Photographs and Video Art from the DeWoody Collection

February 7, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Beth Rudin DeWoody is a collector of contemporary art who is as voracious as she is thoughtful. Her tastes include classic imagery from photographers such as Irving Penn and Richard Avedon yet also embrace the more-nuanced risks taken by artists including Marco Brambilia and Eve Sussman. As complex and idiosyncratic as DeWoody herself, her collection of Photography and Video Art runs the gamut from sacred to profane, vernacular to celebrated, and cerebral to prurient. Yet across the breadth of her holdings, there are threads that bind the collection into a manageable and identifiable whole. The DeWoody collection is populated by works that challenge the viewer on an intellectual, emotional, and visceral level; the works take risks and demand a bit of risk from the viewer . In all, these selections from DeWoody’s collection trace the visual, intellectual, and conceptual underpinnings that have intrigued photographers and video artists for the past half-century.