new-york

Richard Ross

Lieberman & Saul Gallery

Richard Ross is no stranger to dusty corners and out-of-the-way places. Like his previous “Museology” series, which catalogued the strange world of museums, his new photographs again seek to capture the eerie, free-associative chaos created by casually jumbled inanimate objects lost in sepulchral space. This time, however, Ross has turned away from the rarified world of the museum and wandered into the dusty back lots of pop-culture Hollywood. A stuffed horse from Camelot starts at its reflection in the mirror; the flying saucer from My Favorite Martian sits propped beside a hot-dog cart in a North Hollywood garage; and the hats from some long-forgotten Warner Brothers’ musical—bowlers, cockades and parade-caps—stand jauntily at attention on shelf after wardrobe shelf. No longer the furnishings of film spectacle, these and other forlorn objects have been preserved on film as spectacles of

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