The following photographers have been included in the show, with the number of works on view in parentheses:
- Walead Beshty (4), all from 2008
- Daniel Gordon (4), from 2008 and 2009
- Leslie Hewitt (6 as 3 works), from 2002-2008
- Carter Mull (5), from 2008 and 2009
- Sterling Ruby (4), from 2005-2007
- Sara VanDerBeek (4 as 1 work), all from 2006
While overall this exhibit is a mixed bag of work, I enjoyed the fact that this annual show was once again being used to dig a little deeper into a topic of current importance to the medium, rather than simply a gathering of fresh but unrelated imagery. The discussion of what "photography" is or isn't is far from over, but this show is at least a stake in the ground for people to consider.
- Walead Beshty is represented by Wallspace in New York (here).
- Daniel Gordon is represented by Claudia Groeflin Galerie in Zurich (here).
- Leslie Hewitt is represented by D'Amelio Terras in New York (here).
- Carter Mull is represented by Marc Foxx in Los Angeles (here).
- Sterling Ruby is represented by Metro Pictures in New York (here). (UPDATE: I've been told this may not be the case anymore, and that the right pointer should be to Pace Wildenstein (here))
- Sara VanDerbeek is represented by D'Amelio Terras in New York (here).
None of these artists has any significant secondary market track record, so gallery retail will likely be the only option for acquiring their work in the short term. While none of this work is a fit for our particular collection, I enjoyed Beshty's eye-popping photograms the most.
- Walead Beshty: Directions @Hirshhorn Museum 2009 (here)
- Daniel Gordon: artist site (here)
- Leslie Hewitt: artist site (here)
- Carter Mull: former Rivington Arms site (here)
- Sterling Ruby: The Masturbators @Foxy Production, 2009 (here)
- Sara VanDerBeek: NY Times review 2006 (here)