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Little/Big: Summer Group Exhibition

June 7, 2018 - July 27, 2018

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

Janet Borden, Inc. is pleased to announce Little/Big, a group show that champions the physicality of the photographic image. Comparing size (literal and figurative), and our perceptions, these images are presented in a new way. Landscape, little town and the big city, the larger than life household object and invented still lifes confront the viewer with a newfound immediacy.

Are you seeing this announcement on your mobile device? Are the photographs small? Guess what? Those are images of the photographs, not the photographs. They may appear to be little on that phone or that tablet, but they’re big in real life. Instagram and selfies are not the only way to see photographic content, nor are they particularly the best.

The historic conversation about the veracity of the photographic print seems to have given way to a non-hierarchical acceptance of all images. Photographs, as we experience them daily, are logorrheal, repetitive and homogenized.

Works ranging from John Pfahl’s Punchbowl Falls to Martin Parr’s classic Kent. Flag bang against each other, creating refreshing (no pun, Neil Winokur!) juxtapositions. Speaking of Neil Winokur, here is his metaphor- and rhyme-freeOrange.

Robert Cumming’s complex backstage Hollywood set scene has the small writ large, and shares a scale conversion with David Brandon Geeting’s Birthday Gourds. Both exhibit a preoccupation with picture space, and a delight in confounding it.