Tim Davis: My Life in Politics (signed edition)

Authored by Tim Davis.


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This first in-depth publication of photographer Tim Davis's work dissects the disenchantment and dissociation that have come to dominate American civil life. It is Davis's treatise on the state of contemporary politics, politics as an aestheticized banality abstracted from real issues of power. He finds freedom of expression exhibited at its most casual and cursory, with political, commercial and populist signage jostling for space and attention in the social landscape: His documentation of that landscape, as Peter Eeley of "Frieze" magazine interprets it, asks, "What if campaign signs, badges, bumper stickers and flags aren't simply the ephemera of Americans' political lives, but their substance as well?" "My Life in Politics" represents photographic seeing at its finest and most subtle. Davis continues Stephen Shore's colorist tradition, meshing the careful management of a quotidian palette with an incisive eye for those points at which light bends and refracts, becoming something other than mere illumination.

Format: Hardback
Publication date: 2006-05-01
Measurements: 9.9 x 11.7 x 0.7 inches
ISBN: 9781683951735

Authored by Tim Davis.

Tim Davis studied photography at Bard College, graduating in 1991. He went on to a career as a poet and editor in New York before returning to photography, receiving an MFA from Yale University in 2001. He has since had solo shows in Brussels, Geneva and Milan, at White Cube in London and Brent Sikkema Gallery and The Bohen Foundation in New York. His work is in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He teaches photography at Bard College and is represented in New York by Greenberg Van Doren Gallery.