J. John Priola
(AMERICAN, b. 1960)
Time has always been an implicit subject of photography, and in J. John Priola’s movingly beautiful still-lifes it becomes explicit, visible, as never before. His photographs demonstrate that objects can bear witness to invisible ideas and emotional truths. Priola triumphs in seeing what cannot be seen. His still-lifes serve as portraits of absent lives and passing time in three significant bodies of work, entitled “Paradise,” “Saved,” and “Residual.” His work has been shown in major group exhibitions around the world, and he is also represented in numerous private and institutional collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.