From a recent review by Jerry Cullum
about John Baeder's current show "Paintings & Photographs
" at Mason Murer. The show is on view until Nov. 2nd.
"By the early 1970s, Baeder had begun exploring the potential of color photography, at the same time when William Eggleston made his cutting-edge forays into color as a medium for high art. Many of the early color photos in this exhibition may originally have been intended to be documentation for paintings, but other striking images stem from the assignment that architect Robert Venturi gave Baeder (and Stephen Shore, whose 1971 Metropolitan Museum exhibition had been groundbreaking) to photograph Route 66 across America for a Bicentennial exhibition at Washington’s Renwick Gallery."