North South East West: Richard Benson
September 8 – October 22, 2011
Opening Reception and Book Signing, Thursday, September 8
5:30pm – 7:30pm
32 East 57th St.
On the occasion of the publication of North South East West: Richard Benson by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the exhibition presents multiple-impression inkjet prints taken on recent road trips throughout North America (2005-2011). Benson’s measured views of the American landscape record the country’s history with a caring and inquisitive eye, while showcasing the descriptive powers of the photographic medium. Perfectly composed and visually stunning, his images invite viewers to contemplate the passage of time through weathered terrains and architectural surfaces, outmoded machinery, environmental development, and changes in season. A photographer for more than four decades and acknowledged as a pioneer in printing technology, Benson produces his photographs with a digital camera and inkjet printer custom-configured to print a single image in at least three successive stages.
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