19 November 2017
Stephen Shore‘s first survey in New York to include his entire career is now on display at MoMA through 28 May 2018. This exhibition allows for a fuller understanding of Shore’s work and demonstrates his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a restrained style, sly humor, and visual casualness—and uncompromising pursuit of photography’s possibilities.
Considered one of the most significant photographer’s of our time, Stephen Shore, rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the everyday aspects of American popular culture and taking what are evocatively revealing photographs of the time and place. Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media.
In spring 2016 Parasol unit presented the group exhibition Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography, an exhibition that explored the uncanny as exemplified in the works of seven artists from two generations, and featuring several works by Stephen Shore.