Jennifer Williams at AIPAD in The New York Times

Origins Story, Through a Modern Lens
Experimental Strategies at Aipad's Photography Show

The photography world has been ruled in recent years by a fascination with abstraction and experimental processes and techniques. You see this everywhere in the current Association of International Photography Art Dealers show at the Park Avenue Armory. Even Hans P. Kraus Jr., who deals in photographic old masters, is showing—alongside vintage prints by Charles Marville, now featured in a show at the Metropolitan Museum, and Eugène Atget—some 19th-century pencil drawings by John Herschel, an important contributor to early photography...

...Other works that extend the medium in interesting directions include Jennifer Williams's small, sculptural collages made with photographs, at Robert Mann; John Wood's collages and assemblages at Bruce Silverstein; and Wynn Bullock's "Color Light Abstractions" from the '60s at Rick Webster. Although there is plenty of straight photography here, including historical photojournalism at Daniel Blau, it's the drive toward process, abstraction and experimentation that makes this fair feel particularly relevant.

—Martha Schwendener

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