October  18 —December 22, 2018
arity of easy-to-use digital technology and the massive dissemination
 of images through the mass media and the Internet, that ambiguity has if anything increased, pushing the conflict between 
appearance and reality to its outer edges and demanding that the spectator play an active role in defining what he or she is seeing as real.

                                                     PAOLA PIVI Untitled (Zebras)       


MARCO GAVIN  Hedonist   


                                                                                                             RASHAAD NEWSOME  Knot 

                                                                                                                                          ELENA DORFMAN Still Lovers 


                                                                                                             JENNIFER STEINKAMP Stil-Life 1


 The Valley (1997–2003) portfolio began after Sultan was commissioned by Maxim to photograph  "a day in the life of a porn star.” The subsequent photographs are almost laughably polite, with sex scenes carefully obscured behind vases or rosebushes in the foreground. The series also includes photographs that underscore the artificial nature of image-making in a somewhat obvious way: a silver curtain that conceals rigging, an inviting suburban street that is just a background, the Barbie-doll makeup of an actress that appears garish close-up.Sultan’s photographs combine the quest for the American Dream with the realities of daily suburban life, and seem to show that these homes are sets for fantasies of both the familial kind and a more prurient kind.