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Flashback


FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY


Church and Second Streets, Easton, Pennsylvania, June 20th, 1974

Fifty years ago today, I borrowed a friend’s 8×10 view camera and drove from New York City to Easton, Pennsylvania.  For the past year I had been using a 4×5 camera and now wanted to try out a larger format. I set up  the camera at the intersection of Church Street and 2nd Street. This was the first exposure I made. I remember vividly the experience of looking under the dark cloth at the 8×10 ground glass, of adjusting the camera. I had the sensation that I had found the tool I had been looking for (although until that moment, I wasn’t aware that I had been searching for one). It felt familiar. I knew this camera. It became my primary camera for the next 28 years.

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T I N W O R K S



We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of Stephen Shore’s work in
The Lay of the Land, a new exhibition at Tinworks Art.

Agnes Denes’ Wheatfield—An Inspiration. The seed is in the ground, will be featured alongside work by five artists inspired by the land of the American West: James Castle, Layli Long Soldier, Lucy Raven, Stephen Shore, and Robbie Wing.

With an intergenerational mix of established and emerging artists, iconic work and newly commissioned installations, The Lay of the Land explores how land in the west is represented. The artworks included connect to land and place through their physical materiality—wheat, sediment, soot, clay, the sound of passing trains—and subject matter—the natural or industrial forces that have shaped the land of the west and depictions of western places shaped by memory or technology.

Opening Celebration
Saturday, June 15
6-9pm.

719 N Ida Ave
Between Cottonwood and Aspen
Bozeman, MT 59715

The exhibition will be on view at Tinworks Art from
June 15 through October 19, 2024.

Tinworks is free and open to all.

Find out more information about the exhibition HERE



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FONDATION HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
UPCOMING EXHIBITION :

STEPHEN SHORE
VEHICULAR & VERNACULAR

June 1st to September 15, 2024


Exhibition Curator
Clément Chéroux

Director, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson


With over a hundred images shot between 1969 and 2021 across the United States, Vehicular & Vernacular is the first retrospective of Stephen Shore’s work in Paris in nineteen years. On view at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson until September 15, the exhibition shows the photographer’s renowned series — Uncommon Places and American Surfaces — alongside lesser-known projects never shown in France. A fragment of the Signs of Life exhibition in which Shore participated in 1976 is exceptionally recreated for the occasion. Finally, the photographer’s most recent series, shot using drones, is exhibited for the first time in Europe.



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May 1, 2024


This is Tessa.
She turned 22 today.



Her eyesight is getting weak, but she likes to
find the afternoon sun hitting our dining room rug.


She was born on the same day as Chet Holmgren,
the phenomenal, rookie center for the Oklahoma City Thunder.




They have an average height of 47 inches.





303 GALLERY


STEPHEN SHORE

May 29 – July 3, 2024

Opening reception: Wednesday, May 29, 6-8PM

303 Gallery, New York




We are please to announce 303 Gallery’s seventh solo exhibition by Stephen Shore, featuring works from his Topographies series.


Beginning in 2020, this body of photographs was shot using a drone, resulting in sharply detailed aerial views of rural and suburban landscapes. Topographies builds upon concepts Shore has examined in his large-format landscapes from the late 1970s and 1980s: pictures which uncover certain qualities intrinsic to the American vista. By employing a far-reaching, elevated perspective, Shore demonstrates how, from altitude, landforms are revealed, and conversely, how the built environment interacts with the land. In viewing these photographs, it becomes apparent that every detail of Shore’s pictures– from edge to edge, whether near or far– is as carefully considered and articulated as the next. 

Shore has persistently explored new possibilities within the photographic image. Since his early practice, he has incorporated new formats and technologies, utilizing innovations as a means to achieve his own ends. Shore’s pictures seem straight forward at a glance but surprise with their ability to draw out the subtlest moments, distilling quiet sublimities from unassuming subjects.


For more information visit : 303gallery.com

A Glimpse at Unseen Works


Last year, we made the decision to embark on the extensive task of scanning every frame of Stephen’s color 35mm film rolls from 1972-1973. This endeavor encompasses the scope of his renowned American Surfaces series. While there’s still much scanning ahead, the process has already unearthed some delightful hidden treasures. We’re excited to share a curated selection of these previously overlooked photographs with you. We hope you find them as captivating as we do!


We will share more as we find them!

MACK

Hauser & Wirth Publishers, MACK, and SPBH Editions are pleased to present a day of experimental performance and film, from artists including Teju Cole, Carmen Winant, Stephen Shore, Justine Kurland, RaMell Ross, and Vince Aletti.


This program will encompass the gallery, amphitheater, and bookstore of Hauser & Wirth 18th Street. A selection of artists curated by MACK and SPBH Editions will participate in a series of twenty-minute activations from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. These will follow a variety of formats, from soundscapes to performance, correlating with each artist’s respective practice. After each there will be a book signing onsite in the gallery’s Roth Bar.


In tandem with the performance series, we will have multiple screenings of rare films, including the debut feature film by Richard Billingham, two studies of the work of Donald Judd, and a selection of Queer Shorts curated by Sam Ashby.

This is a free program, so please drop in, and enjoy.


PERFORMANCES BY:

Vince Aletti
Teju Cole
Charlie Engman
Jason Fulford
Justine Kurland
Nicholas Muellner
RaMell Ross
Keisha Scarville
Stephen Shore
Catherine Taylor


SELECTED FILM WORKS BY:

Carmen Winant Richard Billingham: Ray and Liz
Alessandra Sanguinetti: The Adventures of Guille and Belinda
Donald Judd: Selected Films
Little Joe Presents: Queer Shorts
Joseph Desler Costa: Dream Date



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We are thrilled to announce the opening of:

The Enduring Present:
A Retrospective of Stephen Shore


Opens Monday
November 6th 2023


Lishui Art Museum
Hall A, Exhibition Hall #2
Lishui, China




TRAVELING TO :

SHANGHAI – CHENGDU – BEIJING

MACK

Modern Instances: The Craft of Photography is an impressionistic scrapbook that documents the rich and surprising touchstones that make up over half a century of ground-breaking work. With essays, photographs, stories, and excerpts that draw on Shore’s decades of teaching, this is an essential handbook for anyone interested in learning more about mastering one’s craft and the distinct threads that come together to inform a creative voice. As much as offering meditation on the influences of a single artist, Modern Instances proposes a new way of thinking about the world around us, in which even the smallest moment can become a source of boundless inspiration – if only we pay attention.


Modern Instances will no doubt affect how you make or appreciate photographs – it might even alter how you see.’ David Fincher


Modern Instances is more than just a collection of musings about a life lived in the arts. The book itself is an artwork.’ Washington Post



For more information, or to place your order, click HERE