October  18 —December 22, 2018


viale 50125, Viale Machiavelli, 24, 50125 Firenze FI

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)       



                                                                                                             RASHAAD NEWSOME  Knot 

                                                                                                                                          ELENA DORFMAN Still Lovers 

                                                                                                             JENNIFER STEINKAMP Stil-Life 1

                                                                                                                                                                 AGAN HARARAP Batman with Fidel Castro as he arrives in Washington DC in 1959

                                                                       MICHAEL SULLIVAN  Mercilessly Nowhere 2018 

                                                                          MICHAEL SULLIVAN Hedonist, 2016 New York MARCO GAVIN Hedonist 2016 New Yor  MA                                                                                                                                    

     MICHAEL SULLIVAN  ,  2016





 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.