"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
Daniel Gordon (b. 1980, Boston, MA; raised in San Francisco, California, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a BA from Bard College (2003) and an MFA from Yale University (2006). His work has been included in the exhibitions The Green Line, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles (2013); Photography Is Magic, Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea (2012); Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London (2012); Face Time, On Stellar Rays, New York (2012); State of the Art Photography, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf (2012); Still Lifes, Portraits and Parts, Wallspace, New York (2011); Flowers & Shadows, Onestar Press, Paris (2011); Go Figure, Dodge Gallery, New York (2011); The New Photograph, The Hagedorn Foundation, Atlanta (2011); Thirty-One Days, Callicoon Fine Arts, Callicoon, NY (2010); Greater New York, MoMA P.S.1, Queens (2010); Portrait Studio, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Zurich (2009); New Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Complicity, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco (2009); Photographic Works, Cohen and Leslie Gallery, New York (2009); On From Here, Guild and Greyshkull, New York (2009); The Constructed Image, Redux Contemporary Arts Center, Charleston (2008); Fresh Kills, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn (2008); Thin Skin II, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York (2007); and I Am Eyebeam, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago (2007).done reading