08.10.12 11:45 AM ET
The Modernist Wizard of Oz
In the late 1970s, the painter-turned-photographer Jan Groover did something that ought to have been a no-brainer: She shot modernist still lifes on color film, as though Edward Weston had been blown from Kansas to Oz. Some of those images are now in a group show at the Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. Color gives Groover’s stylish pictures a shared foundation in the world and in painting that their predecessors didn’t have.
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