The Act of Looking / by Raymond Merritt

Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson

A trusted friend and collaborator with Summit Art Advisory for many years, renowned photographer Ralph Gibson will be showing his work in a new exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery this fall. Opening on September 10th and running through October 31st, Political Abstraction is a series of diptychs in which images are paired together to create a new work that hinges on their juxtaposition. Furthermore, as the Mary Boone press release states, "the subject of the work becomes not the individual images, or their juxtaposition, but the act of looking."

This show continues Gibson's recent run in the press. In August, the photographer led a discussion on Andreas Gursky's exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum. In addition, Gibson was recently appointed Chair of the Department of Contemporary Photography at the New York Film Academy. In all, Gibson is a prolific artist who continues to add iconic works to the photographic canon. In addition to the exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery this fall, Gibson's Lustrum Press will be releasing a monograph entitled Ralph Gibson: Political Abstraction to coincide with the show. Find more information about the exhibition and where to view it on Mary Boone Gallery's website.