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ROCKY SCHENCK: THE RECURRING DREAM. William Friedkin. Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, 2016. Southwestern & Mexican Photography. Distributed by University of Texas Press, Austin. 160 pp. with 141 col. ills. 22 x 32 cm. ISBN 9781477310663 In English.
Publisher's description: Emotionally evocative and painterly in execution, Rocky Schenck's photographs invite viewers to enter an otherworldly realm where reality becomes a dream landscape haunted by paranoia, isolation, longing, beauty, betrayal, fear, humor, and death. The author John Berendt describes Schenck's photographs as stills "taken from a movie that exists not on film but rather in one's memory, with all the fuzziness typical of remembered impressions." Photo District News proclaims, "It is a measure of the curious strength and unity of vision of the photographs that after you've examined all of them, you feel that there is no other way of seeing the world than his, that there is no other photography you'd rather be looking at." The Recurring Dream presents new work by Rocky Schenck. In addition to his signature black-and-white dreamscapes, the book introduces color images that Schenck creates by hand tinting black-and-white prints with color oil paint -- a practice dating back to the Victorian era that makes each individual print unique. Schenck explores psychological, metaphysical, and pictorial worlds, ranging from suggestive landscapes to scenes of people dwelling in various "found realities" and the occasional manufactured reality.
Artist(s):Schenck, Rocky
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1990 — Photography
Plans: 71,75,68
Worldwide Number: 082784
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