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Jan Groover: Hartford and Other Photographs

April 5 - May 18

Janet Borden, Inc.
91 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
(212) 431-0166

Janet Borden, Inc. is pleased to present JAN GROOVER: HARTFORD AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS, a selective survey of Groover’s work. The exhibition will run from 5 April – 15 May.

An amazing trove of 100 vintage Jan Groover photographs was recently found. This archive, documenting the architecture of Hartford, Connecticut has not been seen for forty-five years. Each print is 8×10”, dating from 1971-2. Although they are very objective, straight photographs, they also tell a story offering a glimpse into the past of the state capital with a hypnotizing suburban tranquility. Some of them seem very New Topographic, some out of Walker Evans… with a hint of Groover’s later diptych and triptych interests.

The photographs are subtle, yet striking on their own or as a group. This is a show of the exquisite intricacies of black and white photography that have become Groover’s signature. Shown with other selections of her work, these images add a new and earlier chapter, reinforcing Groover’s extraordinary legacy.