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"John Gutmann: Culture Shock"
2000-08-06 until 2000-11-05
Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
Los Angeles, CA,
Focusing on a group of 100 photographs selected by the
artist to exemplify more than a half century of work, John
Gutmann: Culture Shock examines the achievement of this
unique and influential artist. The exhibition surveys
Gutmann's documentary work in Asia, Europe, and the
United States during the 1930s and 40s that include classic
images such as Death Stalks Fillmore (1934).
are photographs illustrating Gutmann's personal adaptation
of Surrealism as he turned from recording the odd and the
marvelous and began to experiment with inventing and
constructing images. The exhibition is organized by the Iris
& B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford
University and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated
catalogue that features an introduction by Sandra S. Phillips,
curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art. The exhibition is coordinated by MOCA
Associate Curator Connie Butler.
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