Photographs with an Audience (Miami) on MetropolisMag.com
Better Art for Better Living
By Jade Dressler
Stand in front of the camera. Don’t blink. In Clifford Owens’s solo exhibition, Photographs with an Audience (Miami), at Gallery Diet in conjunction with NYC’s On Stellar Rays gallery the audience was the art. Compositions with the engaged audience become photographs, taken by the audience, then mounted on the gallery walls. By un-owning the art and labels such as “performance artist,” Owens orchestrates the unpredictable happenings, releasing of labels of artist, viewer, participant, control and re-inventing ideas of creative community.
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