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Matthew Pillsbury: City Stages

Images from the opening reception of City Stages: Photographs by Matthew Pillsbury.

 - February 21, 2014

On Wednesday, February 19, Aperture Members and friends were the first to view photographer Matthew Pillsbury’s exhibition City Stages at Aperture Gallery. Pillsbury and Aperture books publisher Lesley A. Martin gave Members an exclusive tour. In introducing his work, Pillsbury noted:

“What I love most about photography is its ability to show us our world. We know it has a connection to the real, but it is capable of transforming and revealing something surprising to us. For instance, it’s astonishing what has happened in the last decade since I started taking these pictures of screens. It’s no longer just about looking at televisions and computers, which were the dominant objects at the time these photographs were made. Now, the minute we have a few spare moments we pull out our phones and engage with others through e-mail, apps, and social media. Art offers us the means to process the changes that are going on in our lives and to take measure of those changes while they are happening.”

View the exhibition through March 27, 2014, presented in collaboration with Bonni Benrubi Gallery. The accompanying publication, City Stages, was published by Aperture in 2013.
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