Exploitation or Art? Bridges Over Flint creator explains DIA exhibit Thursday, Oct. 25

Exploitation or Art? Bridges Over Flint creator explains DIA exhibit Thursday, Oct. 25
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Photographer Matthew Brandt is making a splash with his  “Bridges Over Flint” series on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

The artist will share the inspiration behind his work this Thursday, October 25 at a free lecture on his experimental photo-based medium and his “Bridges Over Flint” series.

Matthew Brandt, Stepping Stone Falls 9 C2M1Y2 (2016), from the “Waterfalls (Stepping Stone Falls)” series. Photo courtesy Matthew Brandt

The pieces were produced on gelatin silver prints and developed in Flint using tap water, Vitamin C, bleach and red wine.

The distorted, faded colors of the series were meant to call attention to “invisible danger” of lead leaching  into Flint’s water supply.

The Detroit Institute of Arts acquired all 24 prints in Brandt’s “Bridges Over Flint” as part of its ongoing efforts to collect works of art that address regional concerns. The photographs are currently on view, along with other recent acquisitions, in “Out of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases.”

The Bridges Over Flint lecture is a free event. Admission to the reception following the exhibit is $50.

 The Detroit Institute of Arts is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue.

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