“To me, as a painter,” writes the artist Matt Connors, “the photographs of Luigi Ghirri are built rather than composed, things rather than images.” Ghirri, who died in 1992, was fascinated by hand-built objects, which he often shot head-on so that the elements would appear flattened and interlocked, more like photomontages than photographs. His objective was to confuse image and reality, artwork and the concrete world. Though Ghirri was little known during his lifetime, posthumously his vision became the subject of much critical acclaim. Connors, who organized this exhibition, combines well-known photographs with others that have never before been displayed. —E.C.
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