Opening: William Eggleston @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 27 Sep 2012


William Eggleston is a photographer that triumphs capturing the everyday (influenced by the greats that shortly preceded him like Henry Cartier-Bresson who coined the term "the decisive moment"). In this exhibition of photographs from the Los Alamos series, Eggleston captured his immediate surroundings while driving across the United States between 1966 and 1974. Simple moments like a collection of dolls adorning the hood of a Cadillac dominate the frame with exuberant personality and implied narrative.Tightly cropping banal, everyday moments Eggleston heightens his subjects to something more peculiar and profound, turning his daily observations into poetic expressions of the mysterious and strange details that rush by at all times. Eggleston holds a prominent place in contemporary art, often credited with validating color photography as a proper fine art form. The exhibition opens this Thursday evening at Gagosian's Beverly Hills gallery. Be sure to check it out.

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