Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1968–1993
|Stephen Shore, West Fourth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 5, 1974, Courtesy of Aperture Foundation|
Through June 25, 2006
Organized by Aperture Foundation, Biographical Landscape exhibition offers an opportunity to revisit the works of Stephen Shore, one of the most prominent and influential American photographers to emerge in the last half century. Shore’s large color images of the urban landscape—gas stations, Piggly Wigglys, street scenes and diner fare—remind viewers how their sense of vision changes quickly because of photography. In the sixties, Shore spent several years photographing Andy Warhol’s Factory and, in the seventies, he began a series of road trips. Photographs from those trips act as both documentary and biography.
Aperture, a not-for-profit organization devoted to photography and the visual arts, has organized this traveling exhibition and produced the accompanying publications. The Worcester Art Museum presentation is supported by UnumProvident Corporation. Additional support provided by WICN Public Radio 90.5 FM, New England's Jazz & Folk Station, and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.
Stephen Shore Exhibition Preview Party
Saturday, March 25, 6-9PM
Join us for an evening celebrating the works of one of the most prominent and influential American photographers to emerge in the last half century. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, interesting people and great conversation. $10 members, $25 nonmembers. RSVP by March 22 to 508.799.4406, x3105.
Artist Talk: Stephen Shore
Sunday, May 7, 2PM
Meet Stephen Shore, one of the most prominent and influential American photographers to emerge in the last half-century. Learn about the artists’ creative process that culminates with this stunning visual diary of his life. Following the talk, delve further into his work on view in the gallery. In the Conference Room. Free with Museum admission.
|Select Images from the Exhibition|