Photographer Stephen Shore Lectures in Kansas City, MO
Coinciding with the exhibition Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969–1979 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Stephen Shore, one of the most prominent and influential American photographers to emerge in the last half-century, will discuss his work from the exhibition and the accompanying Aperture monograph Uncommon Places: The Complete Works (2005).
Stephen Shore Artist Lecture
April 26, 2008
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO
Exhibition on view:
February 22, 2008 — May 18, 2008
More info here.
These images—Shore’s essential series on the American vernacular landscape produced between 1973 and 1982—are quintessentially American scenes transformed into uncommon places that seem frozen in space and time. What makes this work transcend the ordinariness of the subject matter is Shore’s unsurpassed artistry and technical skill as a photographer, coupled with his unique vision of each location that he documents. Philip Gefter said in the New York Times (July 4, 2004), “While the work in Uncommon Places is firmly grounded in a serious documentary tradition, the pictures are as much about pure discovery.”
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