RICHARD GORDON - LOVED PHOTOGRAPHY TOO MUCH
Feb 01, 2017 — Apr 01, 2017
Gitterman Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of vintage black and white photographs by Richard Gordon (1945-2012). The exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday, February 1st, from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through Saturday, April 1st.
With the ubiquity of the photographic medium today, Richard Gordon’s work reminds us just how compelling an informed and creative perspective can be. Often his images are witty and quirky and evoke his dry sense of humor. The work in this exhibition was taken primarily in the 1970’s in New York City and along the West Coast.
Richard Gordon frequently examined the role of photography and its relationship with reality, playfully challenging notions of truth and representation, while exploring the exotic of the everyday. This is evidenced in his 1978 book, Meta Photographs. Gordon’s early images depict his time in New York City, exploring the city and hamming around with his good friends, including Kenny Raider, whom he later devoted a book to: One More for the Road: The Autobiography of a Friendship 1966-1996. Some of Gordon's road trip images call to mind New Topographics in their commentary on how societal changes have altered the aesthetic of the landscape.