san-francisco

Will Rogan

Altman Siegel

Will Rogan’s first exhibition with Altman Siegel, “Stay Home,” presented a loose constellation of objects, including three small sculptures, a spread of six “erased” drawings, a piece comprising two prisms painted half-black and suspended at eye level in the window, and eleven handsome gelatin silver prints (all works 2010). Unlike his past efforts, which have explored the intersection between the quotidian and the fantastic (instances of what André Breton would have called “objective chance”), this latest foray stays true to its title, beginning with a series of photographs taken in and around the artist’s own home in the Bay Area suburb of Albany. The result is something like Atget goes to Oakland, with a mixture of street and domestic scenes that are as unremarkable as they are random, a simple recording of objects embedded in their own physicality: a lone high-top on the sidewalk, a

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