Daniel Gordon

Still Life with Cherry Blossoms and Zucchini, 2013
C-print
Private Collection

Tower Auditorium


Daniel Gordon's trompe l’oeil conceptual works allude to a wide range of art historical influences, from Dutch still lifes and Cubism to assemblage and collage traditions, but each one begins with an internet image search. Gordon cuts, tears, and assembles printed images into three-dimensional objects. The final photographs appear computer generated or digitally manipulated, but Gordon combats this association by showing his hand and allowing imperfections to permeate each work—an iconoclastic approach in a world often obsessed with photoshopping out every perceived flaw.

Gordon’s work was recently featured in Reality Check on view in the Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery this past fall.