Larry Sultan: Here and Home at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, April 15 – July 23, 2017
Larry Sultan: Here and Home is the first retrospective to examine the work and career of California photographer Larry Sultan (1946–2009). Itexplores Sultan’s 35-year career, from his early collaborative projects of the 1970s to his own documentary-style photographs. These solo projects explore themes of home and family, as well as the construction of identity, façade and storytelling. Frequently photographing domestic life and suburban settings, Sultan examines reality, fantasy, longing and displacement throughout his work.
“As an artist, Larry Sultan was one of the great thinkers of photography in all of its facets,” said Clément Chéroux, senior curator of photography at SFMOMA. “He had the unique power and insight to transform certain forms of functional photography into art.”
“Sultan’s work is a key part of the SFMOMA collection of photography made in California,” said Sandra S. Phillips, exhibition curator and curator emerita of photography at SFMOMA. “In light of Sultan’s more than 30-year teaching career in the Bay Area, and his close relationship with SFMOMA, Sultan’s work will truly be coming home as the touring exhibition Here and Home concludes in San Francisco.”