Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door

October 1, 2013–January 5, 2014
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center

Over the past twenty­five years, Abelardo Morell (American, born Cuba, 1948) has become internationally renowned for photographs that push the boundaries of the medium while exploring visual surprise and wonder. From intimate domestic scenes taken with a child's view to images in which an entire room is a camera obscura, Morell has approached picture making with remarkable creativity and wit. Showing a range of individual works and series—many never displayed before—this exhibition demonstrates how Morell has mined photographic history for inspiration. The exhibition was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.


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Image: Camera Obscura: View of the Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom, 2009. Abelardo Morell (American, born Cuba, 1948). Inkjet print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by Richard and Alison Crowell, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser and anonymous donors in honor of James N. Wood. © Abelardo Morell, courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
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