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Cut-ups

May 5, 2010 to May 29, 2010

Artists:

Images:

black and white
boy and girl mystery
boys
felix and girl
girls combined
josh and another boy
bad geo and boy
big hair and small hair
boy and girl
boy and girl
boys combined
clown josh
eli
fat and thin
girl and boy
girl and boy 2
josh and boy
lucian
man and girl
man and woman smile
naked boys
noah and bob cummings jr.
old and young
old and young
ryan
scott and man
strange boys
two girls
woman and boy
Notes: 

View Gus Van Sant's Artforum interview by Stephanie Snyder: http://www.artforum.com/words/#entry25387

Gus Van Sant is also in an exhibtion at The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art University of Oregon.

ONE STEP BIG SHOT: PORTRAITS BY ANDY WARHOL AND GUS VAN SANT
May 16 through September 5, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 15, 2010

http://jsma.uoregon.edu/onview

Statement: 

These photographs are cut-up versions of polaroids which were created largely as records of people to be used in Gus’s film projects. For this show, they have been digitally reconstructed--cut up, taken apart and re-combined in uncanny, dreamlike musings on the multi-facedness of persona. At the same time, they destabilize the dialogue between viewer and image, challenging the essence of the photographic portrait, the subject as signifier for identity.

Reviews: 

Row, D.K. “Gus Van Sant’s other focus--photography--on display in two Oregon shows.” The Oregonian, May 6, 2010.
Stangel, Matthew. “Gus Van Sant’s Multi-Bodies.” The Portland Mercury, May 6, 2010.
“A Show of Gus Van Sant’s Collaged Past.” ARTINFO, May 5, 2010.
Wightman, Roger. “Putting a face to strangers: Gus Van Sant shows off his newest artistic endeavor.” Daily Vanguard, May 5, 2010.
Lake, Eva. “Gus Van Sant at PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon.” visual art source, May 2010.
Snyder, Stephanie. “Gus Van Sant.” Artforum, April 22, 2010.
Beck, Byron. “Hot Shots: Gus Van Sant Talks Cut-ups at PDX Gallery,” byron beck, April 30, 2010.