Pleasures & Terrors of Levitation #67

About Aaron Siskind

Though he began his career as a documentary photographer, Aaron Siskind turned away from representation and towards abstraction in the 1940s, using his camera to capture the graphic patterns, shapes, and forms he observed around him. By carefully framing his subjects, he would transform strands of seaweed on the sand into calligraphic brushstrokes, peeling paint into low-relief sculptures, or graffiti on a wall into a Franz Kline canvas. Siskind influenced and was influenced by the Abstract Expressionists, his photographs frequently exhibited alongside their paintings.

American, 1903-1991, New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Art in an Airstream, Cade Tompkins Projects, New York
2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
New York Photo Show, Be-hold, New York
2016
The Photograph, G. Gibson Gallery
2016
Be-hold Open House, Be-hold, Yonkers

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art in an Airstream, Cade Tompkins Projects, New York
2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
New York Photo Show, Be-hold, New York
2016
The Photograph, G. Gibson Gallery
2016
Be-hold Open House, Be-hold, Yonkers
2015
Inscribed, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
2014
Art Miami 2014, Nikola Rukaj Gallery
2011
Printed in Providence, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence
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