“Good to look at, good to think about.”
John Szarkowski, director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1962 to 1991, in Jan Groover: Photographs, New York 1993.
Jan Groover’s photographic works are relevant and groundbreaking artworks that helped facilitate the acceptance of photography as an art form.
Jan Groover, 1943-2012, born in Plainfield, New Jersey, turned away from abstract painting in the early 1970s and began experimenting with the medium of photography. – Groover eliminated the documentary elements from her works, still lifes and people, and challenged the limits of the medium, investigating the relationship between the elements of her works, creating, in a sense, abstraction.
© Jan Groover, Untitled (0647), 1980, platinum-palladium contact print, 20,3 x 25,5 cm, edition of 15
© Jan Groover, Untitled (KSL 63.1), 1978, chromogenic print, 50,8 x 61 cm, edition of 3
copyright Jan Groover, courtesy Janet Bordon, Inc., New York