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Art Break: Stephen Shore’s Vision Through a Camera Lens at 303 Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 5, 2018

This week Art Break features Stephen Shore, a master of the photographic medium. His career has spanned 45 years, ranging from landscapes and urban settings to recording Andy Warhol’s process at The Factory. His work, with its variety of techniques, shows the evolution of 20th century fine art photography in the United States and was a strong influence on others such as Nan Goldin and Thomas Struth. At the 303 Gallery in Chelsea, you can see some of his latest images that were first shown on Instagram, where he currently has over 120,000 followers. By moving from film to digital, Shore has been able to capture details that seem to leap off the page and once again, changed how the art world sees fine art photography. This and all of Art Break’s listings are free to the public.

As our bonus tip, check out the UNIQLO Free Friday Nights at MoMA to see Stephen Shore, on view until May 28. For more information click here.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Bridget Donahue, 99 Bowery, 2nd Floor

When: Now through February 25, Wed – Sun: 12-6

Who: Sondra Perry

What: Video installation and sculptures

Why: Exploring the virtual world’s exploitation of real world people

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: 303 Gallery, 555 West 21st Street

When: Now through February 17, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Stephen Shore

What: Photographs taken with a Hasselblad X1D digital camera

Why: Strong color sense combined with found abstraction makes intriguing imagery

BONUS TIP: Visit MoMA (11 West 53rd Street) and their exhibit Stephen Shore now through May 28. On Fridays after 4 pm admission is free, courtesy of the UNIQLO Free Friday Nights event

Art Break Midtown:

Where: Forum Gallery, 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street

When: Now through February 24, Tu – Sat: 10-5:30

Who: Artists by Artists: The Artist as Subject

What: Selection of paintings and drawings

Why: When the model is an artist does it change the creative process and the result?

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Lévy Gorvey, 909 Madison Avenue

When: Now through February 17, Tu – Sat: 11-6

Who: Terry Adkins: The Smooth, The Cut, and The Assembled

What: Two floors of works that reflect the creative and technical concerns of this composer and artist

Why: Art that combines sound and vision in a memorable way

 

Cover: Stephen Shore; New York, New York, May 20, 2017; Pigment print; 64 x 48 inches (162.6 x 121.9 cm); Edition of 3
SS 2345; courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York.


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