Exhibition - David Stock: New Color Work

Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 4:00pm

440 Gallery
440 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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440 Gallery is pleased to present New Color Work, a series of photographs by David Stock. Big cities are an endless inspiration for Stock. His current neighborhood--Jackson Heights, Queens--is an especially rich and ever-changing source of imagery. Stock searches for situations on the street where light, color, texture and iconography can be distilled into an evocative picture. His photographs are formal and graphic, but are also filled with social observation and humor.

“There are many reasons why I make photographs. On a literal level, I try to chronicle revealing aspects of our culture, aware that what I photograph today may not exist in 50 years, or tomorrow. Aesthetically, I’ve found that urban landscape provides infinite possibilities for expression through abstract design. On the most personal level, my photographs are visual equivalents, reflecting my outlook on life and my emotional state. And of course there’s the sheer pleasure of soaking fine art papers with colorful pigmented inks!”

Stock is dedicated to digital photographic craft. Images are captured using a high-resolution digital camera, then processed for hours or days before being output as small proof prints. Studying these proofs usually prompts subtle changes to the digital file. Eventually, the images are printed as larger proofs, then final prints on fine art paper. The whole process is time consuming, but results in photographs that have a highly intentional quality, while still remaining true to life.

This new color work is a continuation of three overlapping long-term projects: “Hard-Working Storefronts,” “Surface Tension,” and “Unintended.” 

David Stock's photography has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the U.S. and abroad. Venues include Fogg Art Museum, California Museum of Photography, Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), University of Sinaloa, Powerhouse Arena, Casa da Fotografia Fuji (Brazil), Angels Gate Cultural Center and Colorado Photographic Arts Center, to name a few. This is his fourth one-person show at 440 Gallery.

Exhibition Date: February 10, 2021 - March 14, 2021 

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