DATE: April 12, 2010
Although this exhibition was clearly designed as a
showcase for Joel Meyerowitz (whom the gallery represents), with Stephen
Shore and William Eggleston in supporting roles, that's not an issue
when there are so many great photographs in the room.
All three men used color in the nineteen-sixties
and seventies, when art photography was strictly black-and-white. The
work doesn't look dated. On the contrary, much of it looks better than
ever: crisp, brilliant, effortlessly cool. Their snapshot-style
sensibility was Pop, and their pictures of the American social landscape
merge celebration with critique as seamlessly as anything by Warhol or
From The New Yorker.