John Houck, whose photographs toy with how space is perceived in reproductions and how images are constructed, is now represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco.
Over the past decade, Houck has been at the forefront of artists experimenting with the visual language of photography, using analog and digital means to build pictures—from richly patterned abstractions to deadpan representational shots to pieces with an almost painterly touch—that harbor trompe l’oeil effects and other secrets that sometimes elude a first glance.
Houck, who is 41 this year, has work in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other places.
He appeared in the 2015 edition of MoMA’s annual “New Photography” show and next month he’ll be in the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial in Los Angeles. Along with Silverman, he is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, which has galleries in New York and Aspen, Colorado.