Altered States features photographic works of art that explore altered states of reality through digital and hand manipulation. This survey of photographic manipulation by local and regional artists celebrates diverse approaches to photography—from hand manipulation to subtle fabrication to total abstraction. In examining different perceptions of reality, Altered States references where photography has been and where it may be going with the advancements in digital technology. The creative solutions presented by the 12 participating artists engage the viewer on a number of levels and ultimately redefine preconceived notions of what a photograph should be. Altered States comes to the Riffe Gallery from the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. The exhibition is co-curated by Dennis Kiel, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Dennis Harrington, director of the Weston Art Gallery.
Featured artists include Barry Andersen and Diane Kruer (Ft. Thomas, KY), Barbara Houghton (Alexandria, KY), Kimberly Burleigh, Jymi Bolden, Diana Duncan Holmes, Cal Kowal, Guennadi Maslov, Nancy Rexroth and David Rosenthal (Cincinnati), Shawn Scully (Columbus), and Joel Whitaker (Dayton).