Artist Spotlight: Stephen Shore

U.S. 93, Wikieup, Arizona, December 14, 1976

U.S. 27, Palmdale, Florida, November 15, 1977

Ginger Shore, Causeway Inn, Tampa, Florida, November 17, 1977

Holden Street, North Adams, Massachusetts, July 13, 1974

Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969

New York City, New York, September-October 1972

Farmington, New Mexico June, 1972

Stampeder Motel, Ontario, Oregon, July 19, 1973

U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973

Palm Beach, Florida, November 8, 1977

Macon, Georgia June, 1972

Conoco Sign, Center Street, Kanab, Utah, August 9, 1973

Room 125, Westbank Motel, Idaho Falls, Idaho, July 18, 1973

Miami, Oklahoma, July 1972

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1972

Stephen Shore finds the beauty in the ordinary, in which we discover is nothing short of extraordinary.

Tennessee Williams once described the work of Stephen Shore as “exposing so much, and yet leaving so much room for your imagination to roam and do what it will.”

To some, Shore’s work is criticized as too “snapshot-y” and not providing the viewer with an obvious subject.

But upon closer examination, we find his photos are carefully composed through a photographer’s eye…

…whether it’s a Main Street scene…

…a Mid-Western hotel room…

…or even a delectable TV dinner meal.

Shore’s work documents the beauty of the American landscape, both natural and man-made.

And we find that beauty can be found in even the most mundane places.

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