Red Green Blue
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Daniel Gordon. The artworks exhibited are predominately in the colors red, green and blue, referring to the RGB color model associated with electronic systems such as computer screens, image scanners and digital cameras, which Gordon uses extensively to create his images.
The classic traditions of still life and portraiture are departure points for Gordon’s ongoing series of photographs. Appropriated pictures sourced from online image searches of vases, fruits, plants, hair, noses, ears and lips are digitally combined with forms Gordon produces himself. Making prints of the images, he cuts out the shapes and assembles them into new, three-dimensional tableaus, which he then photographs. Through this manual cut-and-paste technique, the artist melds together fragmented perspectives and diverse histories into an incongruous whole where flatness and depth freely intermix.
Blurring the divide between analog and digital dimensions, Gordon continues to fuse computer-based and handmade processes with his mural installations. In these immersive images, the artist’s familiar fruits and vases appear again, but are abstracted, signaling a turn towards more explicitly formal concerns. Produced via a kind of digital excavation, these compositions are the remainder of a repeated process of peeling away transparent layers in Photoshop. Gordon’s use of simple forms and solid planes of color in these works lays his process of assemblage bare, highlighting the expressive and improvisational mark-making capacities of the digital.
Daniel Gordon’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Foam Museum, Amsterdam; NRW Forum Wirtschaft und Kultur, Düsseldorf; Pier 24, San Francisco; Saatchi Gallery, London; and the Daegu Photo Biennale 2012. Gordon earned his MFA from Yale University in 2006 and his BA in 2003 from Bard College. He was born in 1980 in Boston, MA, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.