Michael Spano, Urban Report Two, Holding, 2016 Archival pigment print, printed 2016 44h x 30 1/2w in
Michael Spano, Urban Report Two, Holding, 2016 Archival pigment print, printed 2016 44h x 30 1/2w in 

Michael Spano: Urban Report

01/03/2018 - 14/04/2018

STEVEN KASHER 
515 West 26th Street 
Floor 2 
10001 New York

http://www.stevenkasher.com/   

 
Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present Michael Spano: Urban Report, a survey of the artist’s recent photographic works. Urban Report extends Spano’s previous concerns, this time using color and computer processing to fuse visual incidents into large-scale compositions. Spano takes hundreds of photographs a day and combines selected exposures into a complex composite forms. Buildings, street signs, and pedestrians are arranged into a maze of interactions. All of the imagery in Urban Report was taken between 2014 and 2017 in New York City where Spano lives and works.
 
Spano’s compositions are utopian at times and quaint at others, but always multilayered and engaging. Much like the surveillance cameras that abound in these images, Spano’s eye spies on the public/private spaces of the city. The mundane and the magical are combined into profound and whimsical moments. Urban Report transforms photographic information into painterly renderings, using tone reversal and transparency to animate the frame.