The exhibition spans across the last five decades of the career of Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947). The artist questions the image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms.
One of the most prominent artists of the 1970s, he is known for capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture. He has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media.
The artist’s first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore’s work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly humor, and visual casualness—and uncompromising pursuit of photography’s possibilities.
- © Stephen Shore