January 9 - February 10, 2007
MATTHEW DAY JACKSON: THE LOWER 48
Presented at 526 West 24 Street, this exhibition was an intimate presentation of Matthew Day Jackson’s newest work, The Lower 48, a series of photographs that, upon installation, compose an expansive wall-size grid. Taken over the course of approximately four months while driving through the continental U.S. in the summer and fall of 2006, each of Jackson’s 48 photographs depict anthropomorphic land formations from historic regions such as Lincoln Head Park in Washington, Bandon Rocks in Oregon, and Hell’s Half Acre in Wyoming. Here, Jackson hones in on the details of these sites and composes the images so that decidedly human characteristics are revealed.