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Joshua Lutz at Robert Koch

Posted By Administration, Sunday, March 07, 2010
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013
DATE: March 7, 2010

New York photographer Joshua Lutz presents works from two series, "Meadowlands" and "AmStarDam."


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Joshua Lutz, Untitled, 2009, © Joshua Lutz, Courtesy Robert Koch Gallery
 
The 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.


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