The Green Line
Exhibition Dates: May 18 - June 29, 2013
Opening Reception with the artist:
Saturday, May 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Daniel Gordon's work is curiously fresh but solidly linked to the history of collage. Images are sourced from our every day- the internet, but markedly different as they were not always physically tangible. Found images are collected, fragmented, and reconfigured to complete Gordon's portraits and still-lives. The foundations of the image, its very stability is called into question as Gordon will draw form together from pieces only to pull them back apart and possibly reuse them again in a later combination. The work speaks to and with shift and movement. The forms are built dimensionally then photographed, so a litteral dimension is given to configured planes. Size and scale is given only the degree of attention it needs to suffice, but leaves the works rough and with the signs of creation at the surface. The palate is bold with primary and secondary colors often become structurally important; depth is created with shadows of one plane falling on another. The works are smart, and raise questions about the permanence of an image, but remain playful and dynamic as they continue to unfold new possibilities.
Mörel has published Gordon's fourth monograph titled Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts, which will be available at the gallery.
For more information on the exhibition & monograph please visit M+B Gallery