Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Merry Christmas from Lee Friedlander @Borden
Comments/Context: Given how prolific Lee Friedlander has been over his long career, it isn't particularly surprising that he can dig back into his archives and unearth groups of pictures that turn on a common theme. Just pick a visual motif, a geography, a time period, or a specific subject matter, sort out the 50 or so best or most representative, and voila, it's the makings of another book. This show uses this approach to paint an offbeat portrait of the Christmas season, gathering pictures made over five decades into a sampler of Friedlander's signature visual devices, each with a holiday twist.
Rating: ** (two stars) VERY GOOD (rating system described here)
Through December 31st
Janet Borden, Inc.
New York, NY 10012