In Our Masthead: Anthony Fuller

by Guy Forget on March 1, 2011 In Our Masthead

Anthony Fuller, "Untitled", 2011, digital C-print

Anthony Fuller‘s work is simple. From one generalized impulse — trying to make sense of ways of belonging — he creates tableaux that are both transparent and inscrutable. For Fuller, the standards of human relationships (e.g., love, sex, commitment, social hierarchies) are approached with an openness often bordering on innocence, a comportment only matched by his untiring skepticism. Acute confrontations are presented with vulnerability; sincerity with irony. His work creates a unsettling place where optimism and affirmation are signposts for melancholy and alienation.

[Image removed at the artist’s request]

Anthony Fuller was born in 1977 in New York City, where he lives and works. Recent group exhibitions include “One Hour Photo” at the American University Museum in D.C. (2010), “Lesser Brooklyn” at hut-hut-hut (2010), and “Last Day of Magic,” part of Détournement Venise 2009, an official satellite project of the 53rd Venice Biennale. A selection of his photographs were featured in Dear Dave, (No. 5), accompanied by an essay by Penelope Umbrico. He received an MFA from Bard College in 2007 and a BFA from the SVA in 2003.


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