About the Work

About Flowers and Shadows

This photographic portfolio typifies Gordon's sly take on the still life tradition. The flowers and silhouetted individuals depicted in this body of work are all painstakingly collaged out of printed paper, challenging the assumption that photography should capture the natural world.

About the Artist

About Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon uses photography to create images that toy with notions of artifice and authenticity. As an undergraduate, Gordon hit the ground running with his ...Read More
Daniel Gordon uses photography to create images that toy with notions of artifice and authenticity. As an undergraduate, Gordon hit the ground running with his "Flying Pictures" (2001—04) a series of low-fi simulations of human flight. An assistant photographed Gordon as he catapulted himself into mid-air, capturing the magical instant—about 1/125 of a second—before gravity had its way. The resulting images blur the lines between reality and fiction, simultaneously documenting his activity and portraying an impossible event.

More recently, Gordon's practice has moved into the studio: instead of using himself as a model, the artist composes three-dimensional collages—mostly lurid still lives and grotesque portraits—from old magazines and Internet printouts, which he then photographs. Unlike the seamless perfection of images manipulated with Adobe Photoshop, these paper tableaux are deliberately crude and unpolished. "I'm interested in showing my hand and letting people see the imperfection," Gordon says.

Gordon has had solo shows at several international galleries and has been included in notable group exhibitions including Out of Focus at the Saatchi Gallery, Greater New York at MoMA PS1 (2010), and New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art.
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Flowers and Shadows, 2011

Daniel Gordon

Photograph
Size Price
12.95" x 19.02" $13,797
Edition of 8

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Description

Each series contains 12 individually signed and numbered archival prints housed within a hand-crafted and numbered clamshell boxes and paired with a dedicated artist's book accompanying the print series. Each photo is printed on Hahnemühle Baryta FB 350 gsm and protected by Terphane sleeves.

Authentication

Signed and numbered by the artist.

Dimensions

12 photographs, each measuring 13" x 29" and one book measuring 9" x 12".

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This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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