Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Excerpt from an exhibition proposal:

"My pictures are drawn from my own experience of the world, and are probably best described as a kind of vernacular realism, which I understand as a methodology that doesn't discriminate between subjects on the basis of their place in a preexisting social hierarchy. Democratic attention to the phenomenal world is the goal of any truly critical representational practice. 'No ideas but in things.' (W.C. Williams). I like the work of Atget, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, and, closer to home, Jeff Wall, particularly his idiosyncratic post-1990 'straight' landscapes and still lives. Also the work of filmmakers Michael Haneke and Pedro Costa, and cinematographer Conrad Hall, who shot John Huston's beautiful Fat City."

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