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Daniel Gordon: Studio Visit / The Constructed Image

In honor of Daily Serving’s roots, today we feature two articles written by the website’s founding father, Seth Curcio. The second article featured below is on a show that he assembled and curated at Redux Contemporary Arts Center in Charleston, SC. The group show included artist Daniel Gordon who is now represented by M+B Gallery and whose first solo show in L.A. The Green Line opened yesterday evening. The first article features a video made during a studio visit with the artist in 2009.

The following article was originally published on April 1, 2009 by Seth Curcio.

Artist, Daniel Gordon, creates amazingly innovative, albeit low-tech photographs. His photos begin as cheaply printed internet-based images constructed into temporary sculptures which are re-photographed for their final presentation. The process resembles something from Frankenstein’s studio, as the artist assembles body parts and objects to reconfigure them in an endless cycle of creation. During a much anticipated visit, had the pleasure to meet the artist in his Brooklyn-based studio to catch a rare glimpse of his unique process.

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Daniel Gordon graduated from Yale University School of Art in 2005 and has since exhibited with Zach Feuer Gallery in New York and Groeflin Maag in Basel and Zurich, Switzerland. The artist is currently presenting new work in the exhibition Portrait Studio with Groeflin Maag in Zurich, on view through April 10th. This year, Gordon was selected for the annual New Photography exhibition, opening this fall, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition will highlight a selection of only six young artists who each address the concept of image collection, assembly, and manipulation beginning in the studio or darkroom.

The following article was originally published on May 8, 2008 by Seth Curcio.


Artist Luis Gispert: All images courtesy Redux Contemporary Art Center

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC is opening a new exhibition today titled The Constructed Image, curated by Founder and Editor, Seth Curcio. The show features five contemporary photographers whose work challenges the very nature of truth as documented by the photograph. Through a variety of techniques, including digital and traditional photographic manipulation, set constructions, temporary sculpture, models and intricate dioramas, the artists create a very calculated visual experience. The exhibition includes works by artists Luis Gispert, Lori Nix, Daniel Gordon, Schneider Gallery in Chicago.

This collection of works in the exhibition presents the viewer with a variety of experiences and questions about the role of truth in contemporary imagery. Each artist confronts the viewer with a hyper-real version of life; one that physically transforms our understanding of what is possible. This work expands our awareness of the manipulation in photographic sources while also bringing attention to the saturation of constructed imagery in contemporary society.

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