Designing Modern Women, 1890-1990, Museum of Modern Art

With a synthesis of imagery, metaphor and feeling, in a space located between attraction and angst, Julia Gorton’s photos of New York’s No Wave scene, 1976-1980, capture a fleeting time with unique style. Her black and white photos focus on subjects including musicians and friends; the downtown denizens who walked the streets in torn stockings, leather jackets, and the cast offs of a previous generation.

This work, done while she was a student at Parsons School of Design, includes photos of Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Tom Verlaine, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Iggy Pop, James Chance, Richard Hell, Anya Phillips and many others not so well known, but certainly just as memorable.  

b. 1958, Wilmington, Delaware 

BFA 1980, Parsons School of Design

DIrector of AAS Graphic Design and Printmaking

Parsons The New School for Design    

 

 

 

 

gortonj@newschool.edu