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Born in Indianapolis, IN (1943). 

David Haxton (b. 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana) is an artist who works primarily in Photography and earlier in Film. His films from the 1970s and early 1980s utilized a static camera position, and were made in one take. In these films the space filmed is revealed gradually while the intrinsic flatness of the illuminated screen is maintained. His photographic work is the result of a similar interest, to describe space through light. Everything in the photograph is placed, for this purpose. The artist received an MFA in Painting from the University of Michigan in 1967, and has exhibited at the Pompidou, MoMA, the Whitney, the Smithsonian, and many other institutions. Selected public collections include: the Pompidou, MoMA, SFMOMA, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Albright Knox Gallery, National Gallery of Art (Australia), Denver Museum of Art, and the Chicago Art Institute.

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David Haxton's Continuing Exploration of Light

The Los Angeles Times

May 5, 2015

Between canvas and celluloid: Painted films and filmed paintings

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal

December 1, 2014

Literal Illusions

Art in America

October, 2014

The Magnification of Space


May-June, 2009

David Haxton at Priska C Juschka; Mie Yim at Michael Steinberg; Erin Rachel Hudak at Jan Larsen

The Village Voice

January 28, 2009

Photography View: Taking as Subject Nothing More Than Space and Light

The New York Times

June 5, 1983


David Haxton in conversation with Owen Duffy

David Haxton discusses his solo exhibition, -/+, with art historian, Owen Duffy, May 19, 2019. 

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