Robert Giard, Arthur Tress as Muse of Photography, 1978. Silver gelatin print, 1980. 14 x 14 in. Courtesy Leslie-Lohman Museum. © Estate of Robert Giard.
UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents Of Connection
Jan 22 - Sep 27, 2020
Uncanny Effects displays the work of photographer Robert Giard, bringing forth connections made between LGBTQ+ cultural producers of the late 20th-century. Beyond his most well-known project, Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, this exhibition highlights the expansiveness of Giard’s photographic practice, from nudes to still lives and landscapes, as well as portraits of activists and artists. Works in the show detail Giard’s relationships across communities that grew through the photographic process. Uncanny Effects also emphasizes archival materials surrounding Giard and the people he photographed, providing context for his image-making and the lives he documented.