Fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition "Stages for Being". Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) was a Kentucky based photographer who created enigmatic images that would secure his place in the history of the medium by consciously challenging the concept of the camera as a mere recorder of the world. Meatyard used abandoned homes as sets and directed his wife, children, and friends in scenes that suggest both ritual and theater, creating mood with natural lighting, masks, dolls, and unsettling props. Includes 50 color images, many of which have not been published previously.
ARTISTS: Ralph Eugene Meatyard
AUTHORS: Edited with text by Stuart Horodner, Janie M. Welker. Text by Roger Ballen, Julian Cox, Emmet Gowin, Marvin Heiferman, Corey Keller, Judy Linn, Christopher Meatyard, Duane Michals, Andrea Modica, Laurel Nakadate, Catherine Opie.
PUBLISHER: University of Kentucky Art Museum
DETAILS: Hardcover, 112 pages, 9.5 x 9.5 in. dimensions
EXHIBITION: Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being
DATES: October 25, 2019 - March 28, 2020