Rubber Factory is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Jordan Sullivan. The Sun at Night consists of images printed on translucent silk which extends the dialogue on landscape photography by tying the visual experience of a place with the physicality of the viewing experience. In a visual culture where landscapes are almost banal in their multiplicity and endangered in their existing form, Jordan seeks to preserve his personal experience of landscape. The camera operator as container of experience is manifest in the The Sun at Night as the photographic lens is subverted from a tool of accuracy to a recorder of transient shifts in light as the sun sets. In planning the exhibit, the idea of an installation where it was impossible not to touch the works became a touchstone for recreating the experience of time and space within the landscape. The works respond to the movement and touch of the viewer, reanimating the landscape and creating a bridge between Jordan’s explorations with the art context of the gallery space.
Jordan Sullivan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles, California. His photographs, curatorial projects, and prose have appeared in publications such as The Paris Review, The New York Times T Magazine, The New Yorker, Italian Vogue, Featureshoot, Dazed Digital, Dossier Journal, Twin Magazine, VICE, Domino, It's Nice That, Juxtapoz, Third Coast, GUP, Art + Design (China), Secret Behavior, and ELLE. He was a finalist for the Third Coast Fiction Award and the Grand Prix de la Découverte/NoFound Prize for experimental photography. His most recent book Remaining Light, was published by Silas Finch (2016). A number of his artist books were displayed in the 2013 Triennial at the International Center for Photography in NYC. He is the co-founder of the publishing project 205-A.