DeCordova presents second nature: abstract photography then and now


Bryan Graf, Dandelion II, 2010
C-Print, 16x20 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

György Kepes, Untitled, 1940
Silver gelatin print, 9 x 7 inches
Collection of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Gift of Arlette and Gus Kayafas, 1992.13

Aspen Mays, December from the series The Sun 1957, 2010
silver gelatin prints, 15.5 x 11.5 inches each
Courtesy of the artist and Golden Gallery, Inc., New York, NY

Yamini Nayar, By a Thread, 2009
C-print, 30 x 40 inches
Courtesy the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Daniel Phillips, Ice Cave, 2012
video projection onto ice
Courtesy of the artist and Dodge Gallery, New York, NY

Aaron Siskind, Chicago 16, 1957
silver gelatin print, 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches
Collection of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Gift of Pete and Constance Kayafas, 1995.63 

Jennifer West, Electric Kool-Aid Fountain Swimming Film (35MM movie negative submerged in LA's Mulholland Fountain, dripped with Kool-aid and liquid LSD - featuring nighttime fountain swimming by Mateo Tannatt, Lia Trinka-Browner, Lesley Moon, Mariah Csepanyi and Jwest), 2008
35mm film transferred to digital video, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
Courtesy of MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA





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