Robert Koch Gallery announces Kenneth Josephson: The Light of Coincidence in conjunction with the recent release of his latest monograph of the same title. Josephson has long been recognized as one of the early and most influential American practitioners of conceptual photography. The exhibition will showcase Josephson’s ground breaking and highly experimental black and white photographs spanning more than six decades. For this third exhibition at the gallery the work will be presented by the following genres in keeping with the monograph: Nature/Landscape, Man-Made/Urban, Self-Portrait, Studio/Objects, Women, and Family.
Kenneth Josephson is known for his conceptual photographs that famously layer pictures within pictures, focusing on the act of picture making and offering playful commentary on photographic truth and illusion. His experiments require the viewer to consider the act of photography and convey the artist’s desire to question the medium and reject the illusion of realism. As an example, through the use of hand-held measuring devices, Josephson constructs parodies of pseudoscientific inquiry, ultimately challenging the use of photography as the ultimate measuring device of “reality.” In Josephson’s photographs it is the photograph itself that assures us that we should question the veracity of photography.