On View

Joshua Citarella at Higher Pictures

Installation view. (Courtesy Higher Pictures)

This preternaturally confident solo debut by Joshua Citarella, who was born in 1987, features just five large, crisp C-prints and shows him gunning, not unsuccessfully, for a leadership position among young photographers using analog and digital wizardry to explore the way images are built today. Like many of his peers—Lucas Blalock, Michele Abeles and Talia Chetrit—he makes still lifes that occasionally contain hints of the body, as in Body Anointed with Nitroglycerin Awaits Transfiguration (2013), which shows a reclining nude woman, partially covered in silver, with little flecks of skin and paint floating around her. That nitroglycerin has also somehow slipped out of the print and been smudged onto its white frame. Elsewhere, in images of a red server cabinet and a row of pipes on a shelf, there’s no overt sign of manipulation, but you sense it’s there given the unsurpassed perfection of the photo. Read More


Snap Judgments: Photography Exhibitions Not to Miss

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Richard Avedon, Abbie Hoffman, Yippie, New York, September 11, 1968, 1968

IN TERMS OF SHEER SIZE AND SEX APPEAL, Gagosian Gallery’s mammoth Richard Avedon show is easily the photography event of the summer. Installed in a flashy layout by architect and in-demand exhibition designer David Adjaye, it’s headlined by four huge group portraits. The one of Andy Warhol and his entourage is more than 30 feet long and 10 feet tall, and is pretty much guaranteed to stop you dead in your tracks. Read More