Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Hue and Saturate

Daniel Gordon, Philodendron and Bust with Vessels and Fruit, Pigment Print, 2018, Edition 1 of 3, Courtesy of the artist and James Fuentes Gallery

Please join Houston Center for Photography for the opening reception of Hue and Saturate, an exhibition of works by Daniel Gordon, on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 5:30-8pm. Curator remarks begin at 6pm.


Hue and Saturate brings together 11 works from New York-based artist, Daniel Gordon, for his first solo exhibition in Houston. Often described in the style of Matisse’s cut-outs or Cezanne’s still lifes, Gordon’s work uses shape, color, and size to playfully disrupt our ideas about medium-specificity, artifice, and photography in the age of the internet. Born in 1980, Gordon is squarely positioned in a pre and post-internet world. His tableaus break down classical objects found in still lifes into constructed forms and in some cases trace references, shadows, and pixels of flora, fauna, produce, and tableware. This emphasis on the digital construction of the image has a hide-and-seek characteristic throughout this show, alternating between explicitly revealing itself and tucking itself into painterly compositions of paper objects. While Matisse or Cezanne’s work might refer more to the shift from objective to subjective perception through the construction of the painted form, Gordon’s use of pattern, repetition and digital imaging illustrates the deconstruction and reconstitution of form from one reality or plane to another.

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September 13, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
September 14, 2019 @ 1:00 am