Pier 24 Photography is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Lecture by Daniel Gordon
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 / 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Free and open to the public. 
No RSVP - Seating is on a first come, first-served basis

Daniel Gordon, Ratatouille and Smoke Bush, 2014 ©Daniel Gordon / Courtesy the artist and Wallspace Gallery, NYC

Free and open to the public.
No RSVP - Seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

Brooklyn based photographer Daniel Gordon is best known for his lusciously colored, wildly patterned photographs that capture three-dimensional tableaux created in the studio. Gordon sources images from the Internet, prints his findings on an inkjet printer, and sculpts elaborate still-lifes and portraits from these appropriated images. His temporary constructions are then carefully lit and photographed with a large format camera, before being dismantled. Through his final photographs, Gordon considers notions of artifice and authenticity, while recontextualizing his found imagery.

As an undergraduate, he simulated human flight in the series, Flying Pictures (2001-2004). An assistant photographed Gordon as he catapulted himself into mid-air, capturing the magical instant – about 1/125 of a second – before gravity took effect. The resulting images blur the lines between reality and fiction, simultaneously documenting his activity and portraying an impossible event. 

Gordon earned his Bachelor of Arts from Bard College in 2004, and Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art in 2006. His notable group exhibitions include Out of Focus at the Saatchi Gallery; New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art; and Greater New York (2010) at MoMA PS1. He has authored Still Lifes, Portraits, and Parts (Mörel, 2013); Flowers and Shadows (Onestar Press, 2011); and Flying Pictures (powerHouse Books, 2009). Gordon won the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award in 2014; a solo exhibition at the museum followed later that year. He has been a critic in photography at the Yale University School of Art since 2013.