New Photography 2009: Walead Beshty, Daniel Gordon, Leslie Hewitt, Carter Mull, Sterling Ruby, Sara VanDerBeek

Sep 30, 2009–Jan 11, 2010

MoMA

Walead Beshty (American, b. England 1976). Three Color Curl (CMY: Irvine, California, August 19th 2008, Fuji Crystal Archive Type C). 2008. Color photographic paper, 97 5/8 × 51 1/8ʺ (248 × 129.9 cm). Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2016 Walead Beshty
  • MoMA, Floor 3, Exhibition Galleries The Robert and Joyce Menschel Photography Gallery

New Photography 2009 is a thematic presentation of significant recent work in photography that examines and expands the conventional definitions of the medium. Although the six artists in this installation—Walead Beshty, Daniel Gordon, Leslie Hewitt, Carter Mull, Sterling Ruby, and Sara VanDerBeek—represent diverse points of view, working methods, and pictorial modes ranging from abstract to representational, their images all begin in the studio or the darkroom and result from processes involving collection, assembly, and manipulation. Many of the works are made with everyday materials and objects, as well as images from the Internet, magazines, newspapers, and books. Some of the artists also work in other mediums and their pictures relate to disciplines such as drawing, sculpture, and installation. As traditional photographic techniques are being quickly replaced by digital technologies, the artists included here examine the process and structure of making photographs.

The exhibition is organized by Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography.

The New Photography series is made possible by JGS, Inc.

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  • 3 pages

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