Gerald Slota: Story

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9780984303854: Gerald Slota: Story

Gerald Slota: Story represents a project many years in the making. This monograph includes a selection of 36 photographs, many of them unique, from eight different bodies of work beginning in 1994. Also included is an introduction by acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates as well as a foreword by SF Camerawork director Chuck Mobley.

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About the Author:

Gerald Slota has exhibited his work internationally since the 1990s at institutions such as George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; San Francisco Camerawork; Langhans Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic; Recontres D Arles, France; Ricco-Maresca Gallery, New York; and Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles. His work is included in collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, BOMB, Blindspot, Art in America, and Aperture. Slota teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and lives in Paterson, New Jersey.

Review:

Selected as one of The New York Times' Top 10 Photo Books of 2012:

You have to respect a monograph whose own foreword likens the pictures to a psychotic arts-and-crafts scrapbooker. Slota starts with photographs, his own and others , then scratches, cuts and writes over them; the results are idiosyncratic, emotional and sometimes disturbing. An accompanying essay by Joyce Carol Oates (in which she writes about seeing his work in this magazine for the first time) describes the quick snaps of arrested narrative that make his images so mesmerizing. She writes, Woe to the mere writer whose words appear alongside the artist s visceral yet dreamlike works of unsurpassing beauty and unease! Well put. --The New York Times

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