M+B is pleased to present Daniel Gordon: Selective Color, the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Gordon uses both analog and digital photographic processes to compose, manipulate and redouble content. The artist's still life pictures are made by first sourcing images online. From those cut-outs, he constructs elaborate paper tableaus in his studio and photographs them with an 8x10 large format camera. Elements from these still lifes appear again as abstracted forms in Gordon's Screen Selections, a series of inkjet prints on canvas. These compositions mark a turn towards a more formalist engagement with color and shape, and explore the expressive, improvisational potential of the digital. The show runs from April 28 through June 17, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday, April 28 from 6 to 8 pm.
Daniel Gordon (b. 1980, Boston, MA and raised in San Francisco, CA) received his BA from Bard College, and MFA from the Yale School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include New Canvas at James Fuentes, New York; Hand, Select & Invert Layer at Bolte Lang, Zurich; Fruits et Riche Vaisselle Sur Une Table 1640-2015 at One Star Press in Paris; Shadows, Patterns, Pears at Foam Museum, Amsterdam; Screen Selections and Still Lifes, Wallspace, New York. Gordon's work has been included in the thematic exhibitions New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Greater New York at MoMA PS1, New York; and Secondhand at Pier 24, San Francisco, among others. In 2018, his work will be on view in Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Notable press includes Frieze, The New York Times, Artforum, Modern Painters, and The New Yorker. He is the winner of the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award. Gordon has been a critic in photography at the Yale School of Art. His work can be found in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others. A monograph, Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts was published by Mörel Books in 2013. Gordon lives and works in Brooklyn.