Lucas Samaras' "Photo Transformations" Exhibition Extended at Craig F. Starr Gallery

 To see the installation views of Samaras' one-of-a-kind Polarioids in PSG frames, click  here .

To see the installation views of Samaras' one-of-a-kind Polarioids in PSG frames, click here.

Craig F. Starr Gallery is pleased to present Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations on view June 7 – August 10, 2018. Selected in conjunction with the artist, the exhibition features sixty-eight Polaroid photographs from Lucas Samaras’s widely celebrated Photo-Transformation series. Executed between 1973-76, these works have been described as “…the most uncanny, original representations of the self – especially the artist’s self, in all its glory and suffering (self-glorifying suffering?) – in art history.” [1]

Samaras was already known as a sculptor, painter, and performance artist when he began experimenting with photography. His first series of photographs, the AutoPolaroids (1969-71), were shot with a Polaroid 360 camera. Samaras said he was attracted to the Polaroid medium because it allowed him to be self-sufficient and gave him the freedom to be “my own critic, my own exciter, my own director, my own audience.”

 

We had the honor of framing Samaras' incredible work for this exhibition, which has been extended to OCTOBER 6th, so it's not too late to go enjoy it in person!