Tim Davis, "Connecticut Senate Floor", from "My Life in Politics", 2002, C-print, 48x60", Courtesy Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, NYC.

Tim Davis, “Connecticut Senate Floor”, from “My Life in Politics”, 2002, C-print, 48×60″, Courtesy Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, NYC.

Tim Davis

selected by Stephen Shore

About “Connecticut Senate Floor”, Tim Davis writes;
That’s the budget in blue. A picture of a filibuster, so the Senators are on Blackberries or in the can, or getting counted. Every photograph is a filibuster, a running commentary to nobody occupying attention but not space, and also a thing to block the other side –the unseen, the unattended, and the arch – from speaking.

Stephen Shore writes: Mr. Davis’ images are visually vivid, culturally perceptive, and aesthetically knowing. They hold a lot. He has not bound his work with a single, over-riding visual style, but approaches each project in its own terms. This avoidance of stylistic narrowing allows him to examine diverse facets of our culture and of photographic representation. He is tremendously prolific, and works on several series of pictures at the same time. His subject matter reflects the broad scope of his interests: the workplace, political signage, fine art, the commercial landscape. Underlying all of it is a concern with the experience of seeing.

Tim Davis earned his MFA from Yale University in 2001 and his BA from Bard College in 1991. He currently teaches photography at Bard College and has exhibited in NYC at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, where his work is represented, the Museum of Modern Art , Brent Sikkema Gallery, Edwynn Houk Gallery, and Julie Saul Gallery . Additionally he has shown at the Photographic Resource Center , Boston , MA ; White Cube², London , England ; and the Photographer’s Gallery, London , England . Davis ’ photographs are in numerous public and private collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art , the Guggenheim, the Hirshhorn, Vassar Art Museum , and the Yale University Art Gallery . His work has been published in Aperture, Blindspot, Art in America, the New York Times, and the Village Voice.