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Sun, Nov 05


Upstairs Artspace

"How to See" Modern Art Photography

What makes a photograph art? Find out with Mike McCue!

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"How to See" Modern Art Photography
"How to See" Modern Art Photography

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Upstairs Artspace, 49 S Trade St, Tryon, NC 28782, USA


About the event

Millions of people take billions of pictures, but very few create images that are art. Photography has become so much a part of art that every art museum wants it and shows it. Numerous artists who work in painting, drawing, or digital media now even produce photorealist works that “look like” photographs. Other professional artists, like Kevin Sprouls of Tryon who invented the Hedcut technique for the Wall Street Journal, deploy photography in their creative process, in his case to evoke old-time portrait engravings. 

How this has come about is the topic Mike McCue will show and tell about in a free, one-hour program. Guests are also invited to view the extensive collection of the photography of Elizabeth Matheson, a North Carolina celebrated fine art photographer, currently on display at the gallery.  

McCue is past owner of PhotoGraphia Gallery on Trade Street, served on National Endowment for the Arts grants panels in Washington, was first juror of The Upstairs’ photography biennials and a trustee of North Carolina Humanities Council.

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