Dust Breeding takes its title from the famous 1920 photograph of Duchamp’s pivotal Large Glass (The Bride Stripped Bare). Steve Wolfe writes in the exhibition catalog:
Considered a collaborative piece by Man Ray and Duchamp and given the title Elevage de Poussiere (Dust Breeding) by Duchamp, it yields the element of intangibility common among photographs, sculpture and film installation composing this exhibition. Similarly, each of these works suggests imagery that is both concrete and abstract; a tenuousness exists between the familiar and the unknown, creating an enigmatic state in which absence is as important as what is present.
This exhibition will include work by artists as diverse as Diane Arbus, Richard Artschwager, Harry Callahan, John Chamberlain, Susan Derges, Marcel Duchamp, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Tom Friedman, Adam Fuss, Robert Gober, Rodney Graham, Christian Marclay, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, J. John Priola, John Schabel, Cindy Sherman, James Welling, Brett Weston, Edward Weston, Rachel Whiteread and Steve Wolfe.
A fully-illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibition.