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SELECTED WORKS BY Daniel Gordon

Portrait
Daniel Gordon
Portrait

2010

Chromogenic print

101.5 x 76 cm
Daniel Gordon describes himself as a photographer, “as straight as you can get”, before throwing a spanner in the works by adding that what he’s photographed never really existed. It’s the act of photographing that brings things into existence.
Portrait in Orange and Blue
Daniel Gordon
Portrait In Orange And Blue

2010

Chromogenic print

117 x 91.5 cm
By way of explanation, he relates a story of seeing a woman step on a pile of baby birds, though it turned out to have been a heap of shredded cardboard. The feeling he tries to convey in his work is the one felt in such a moment, when things suddenly turn out to be not what you’d thought they were.
Portrait In Yellow And Red
Daniel Gordon
Portrait In Yellow And Red

2010

Chromogenic print

61 x 51 cm
Gordon admits that the complex assemblages he constructs from stacks of old magazines and internet downloads may also, once he looks through the lens, amount to no more than that lifeless, “shredded cardboard”.
Salmon Skin And Shadow
Daniel Gordon
Salmon Skin And Shadow

2010

Chromogenic print

61 x 51 cm
It’s his particular version of Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moment: it happens, or it doesn’t. Photographing creatively is willing things into life, or as Gordon puts it, “making ordinary moments extraordinary”.
Silhouette
Daniel Gordon
Silhouette

2010

Chromogenic print

61 x 51 cm
Writing of the pioneers of the photomontage, Hannah Hoch and Raoul Hausmann, with whom Gordon bears striking similarities, Dawn Ades characterizes the essence of their technique as “subversive ambiguity”. That shredded cardboard may still pack a wallop.

Text by William A Ewing

Daniel Gordon's BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Gordon
Born in 1980, Boston MA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Wallspace, Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts, New York, NY
Onestar Press, Flowers & Shadows, Paris, France

2010
Claudia Groeflin Galerie, The Armory Show, New York, NY
Callicoon Fine Arts, Thirty-One Days, Callicoon, NY

2009
Leo Koenig Projekte, New York, NY
Groeflin Maag Galerie, Portrait Studio, Zurich, Switzerland

2007
Zach Feuer Gallery, Thin Skin II, New York, NY

2006
Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

2004
Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Tony Wight Gallery, Daniel Gordon and Talia Chetrit, Chicago IL

2010
MoMA P.S. 1, Greater New York, Queens, NY
Tony Wight Gallery, Daniel Gordon and Talia Chetrit, Chicago, IL
Wallspace, Swagger, Drag, Fit Together, New York, NY
Tony Wight Gallery, In a Paperweight, Chicago, IL
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Wall Space, Philadelphia, PA
106 Green, Spring Fever, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Museum of Modern Art, New Photography Series, New York, NY
Rena Bransten Gallery, Complicity, curated by Leigh Markopoulos, San Francisco, CA
Derek Eller Gallery, Summer Group Show, New York, NY
Sunday Gallery, A Brief But Violent Episode, New York, NY
Cohen and Leslie Gallery, Photographic Works, New York, NY
Guild and Greyshkull, On From Here, New York, NY
Callicoon Fine Arts, All Suffering Soon To End, Callicoon, NY
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, A Fragile Reality, Portland, OR


2008
Redux Contemporary Arts Center, The Constructed Image, Charleston, SC
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Stretching the Truth, Sheboygan, WI
Dumbo Arts Center, Fresh Kills, curated by David Kennedy-Cutler, Brooklyn, NY
Groeflin Maag Galerie, Like Watching a Train Wreck, Zurich, Switzerland

2007
Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Warhol &... Los Angeles, CA
Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, I Am Eyebeam, curated by Lorelei
Stewart and Melanie Schiff, Chicago, IL

2006
Postmasters, Scarecrow, curated by David Hunt, New York, NY
Baumgartner Gallery, Yale MFA Photography 2006, New York, NY
Thomas Erben Gallery, An Inch of Truth, New York, NY

2005
Wallspace, Handmade, curated by Tim Davis, New York, NY

2004
CCS Museum at Bard College, Economies of Scale, curated by Pascal
Spengemann, Annandale, NY

2003
Taxter&Spengemann, Buy Contortions, New York, NY
Angstrom Gallery, Whim? , Dallas, TX

2001
Angstrom Gallery (Project Space), Dallas, TX