Daniel Gordon approaches photography with the sensibilities and concerns of an object maker, and the relationship between sculptural and photographic forms is a major force at play in his work. He calls our attention to the surface of the paper, emphatically challenging the notion of a photograph as a window into the world.
The imperfections visible in his constructions are the antithesis of the glossy perfection of so much photography today. Instead he shares an affinity with painters or sculptors - those that spend time making things in the studio.
Text extract by Eva Respini
Associate Curator Museum of Modern Art
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Daniel Gordon (b. 1980 Boston, MA) received a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College in 2004, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Art in 2006. His notable group exhibitions include New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1. In 2013 Gordon was a critic in photography at the Yale School of Art. Gordon lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.