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Daniel Gordon Aperture Talk, 11/30

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Aperture Foundation and the Photography Program in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design present:
Fall 2010 Photography Lecture Series
Daniel Gordon

Tuesday, November 30
6:30pm

FREE Admission, seating is on first-come, first serve basis

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Daniel Gordon‘s photographs elicit attraction and repulsion. They are irresistibly vibrant and tactile, but also surreal and grotesque. His works are not what they appear to be at first glance. They look like collages, but upon further inspection the photographs reveal themselves to be pictures of sculptures. The female figures in the photographs are cobbled together from found images on the Inter net that the artist prints out and con structs into three-dimensional tableaus. The sculptures are photographed and then immediately disassembled so that the artist can use the body parts for new works. The works are made alive and exist only through the act of photography.

Daniel Gordon (b. 1980) gained a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College in 2004, and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2006. He has exhibited his photographs in solo exhibitions at Zach Feuer Gallery and Leo Koenig Inc. in New York City and Claudia Groeflin Gallery in Zurich. He has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the CCS Museum at Bard College, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, and this year his work was featured in Greater New York at MoMA P.S. 1. Gordon is the Author of Portrait Studio (onestar press, 2009) and Flying Pictures (powerHouse Books, 2009). Gordon was recently a Visiting Lecturer in the photography department at Sarah Lawrence College. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Aperture Foundation’s public programming is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program also receives generous support from the Kettering Family Foundation, the Henry Nias Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the ASMP Foundation.
For additional information, please contact the Photography Office at Parsons The New School for Design, (212) 229-8908, ext 4244

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