Patrick O'Hare

Sam’s Club, Waterbury, Connecticut (from the book Slipstream)

James Benning has said that an artist is someone who pays attention and reports well. Patrick O'Hare is just such an artist. His photos report on the environments that we too often move through without pausing to look at. They reveal the landscape in the city and that the city extends out into the land, casting a cold eye on life and the world. They allow us to observe from a distance, but even so, are not impersonal. They are humble, even reverential, managing to be impressive without being overbearing.

O'Hare's photographs are on view at P.S. 1 in New York City until January 26th, 2009.

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