DATE: March 7, 2010
New York photographer Joshua Lutz presents works from two series, "Meadowlands" and "AmStarDam."
Joshua Lutz, Untitled, 2009, © Joshua Lutz, Courtesy Robert Koch Gallery
first, which sprang from Lutz's curiosity about labor leader Jimmy
Hoffa's still unexplained disappearance, looks at the Jersey meadows,
the vast stretch of New Jersey marshland familiar to anyone who has
traveled between Manhattan and Newark Airport. Lutz never found Hoffa,
but he did happen on a corpse, face down in the water, and recorded it
with sober ambiguity in "Body" (2007).
"Body" nearly unbalances Lutz's show by forcefully reawakening qualms
about the camera as, in some sense, a death-dealing instrument.
Read the complete review in The San Francisco Chronicle.