Still Life with Eggs and Avocados, 2018

by Daniel Gordon

Aperture is pleased to release this very special limited-edition print, accompanied by the upcoming and highly collectible limited-edition pop-up book, Houseplants. A work of art itself, this pop-up book renders Daniel Gordon's sculptural forms into a new layer of materiality, animating them in pop-up performance. Inspired by his interest in the popularity of certain subjects on the internet — houseplants among them — Gordon meticulously cuts up pictures found online to create sculptural and fantastical still lifes. He uses photography not to show reality, but to present a new version of it. The crumpled paper and mix of realistic and unnatural colors render the objects slightly goofy. "Without seams and faults and limitations, my project would be very different," Gordon says. "The seamlessness of the ethers is boring to me, but the materialization of that ether, I think, can be very interesting." His pieces are a perfect marriage of digital and analog processes and of high and low artistic references. Complicating what is understood as sculpture, photography, painting, and the cutout, this limited-edition print, and pop-up book set brings Gordon's art practice to life, both in your hands and on the wall. This print and book set is limited to an edition of 15, and will rise in price as the sets sell through.

Pigment Print
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Edition of 15 + 3 Artist Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
Accompanied by a signed copy of the limited-edition pop-up book, Houseplants

About the Artist

Daniel Gordon (b. 1980, Boston, Massachusetts) earned a BA from Bard College in 2004 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2006. Notable group exhibitions include New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1, New York; and Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2018). He is the author of Still Lifes, Portraits, and Parts (2013), Flowers and Shadows (2011), and Flying Pictures (2009). He won the 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award and had a solo exhibition at Foam, Amsterdam, in 2014.

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