Andrew Moore New Work
Andrew Moore
New Work 11 January - 1 March 2008

Showing alongside Matthew Pillsbury is acclaimed photographer Andrew Moore. The photographs in his previous exhibitions at Jackson, Cuba and Russia, transcended the iconic imagery we associate with world travel to reveal something much more profound—the fluid identities of a place and its people. In Moore’s Exhibition, a selection of striking, large-format photographs taken all over the world, Moore again reaches beyond the familiar and unearths how a country’s history can hamper or enhance its possibilities. All countries are haunted by their history, but some still struggle to rise above it. Moore’s photographs of places like Vietnam, Bosnia, and Cuba capture the crux between a country’s transformation and languishment, where change is possible but difficult, where people are weary, but hopeful. Moore translates this moment between possibilities in more subtle ways as well—photographing a fog enveloping the shores of Denmark, which though seemingly permanent, will soon dissolve and expose the life beneath it. There is a definitive solemnity in these beautiful photographs. But Moore’s use of vibrant color to cut through the sadness evokes a phoenix rising from a hopeless pile of ashes.

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