Text: Nahoko Yamaguchi
All images (c) 2012-2016, Sean Lotman (Courtesy of the artist)
The photography of Sean Lotman draws the viewer into its peculiar strangeness. Going through his prints one by one, one may catch a glimpse of something coming in and out of the corner of the eye. A phantom rises and fades like smoke. While his images are self-contained, they seem to be connected in a strain of images creating a world of its own. They invoke landscapes Daido Moriyama traveled in Tono and the spectacle Issei Suda discovered in Osorezan.
His photos made me think of a dancer’s word, that life and death co-exist on a coin dropping, heads or tails, as it gravitates toward its destiny. Lotman’s photographs reflect that mysterious moment when life becomes death, and death becomes life.
Spoonbill & Sugartown’s Bushwick location is at 99 Montrose Avenue.
The book launch is from 6-9pm Thursday September 29th, 2016