Gregory Vershbow takes photographs of half-hidden art. Paintings nestled in storage facilities, statues under wraps awaiting restoration. His large format photography peers at art in its most protected state and yet somehow reveals its essential vulnerability. These are intimate, private moments–before the public sees the art in all its curatorial glory. The work can even induce a sense of guilt from looking. It’s something, perhaps, you’re not quite supposed to see, like how a magician does his tricks. Or the diva before she puts her make-up on.
Vershbow, a 2010 MFA graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, is represented by The Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, which also represents stars like Cig Harvey, Bruce Davidson, Bill Jacobson, Sebastiao Salgado, and Rebecca Norris Webb, among others. Young Gun Vershbow is having his first museum solo exhibition, “Site Unseen,” at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, July 6-September 8, 2013.