Daniel Everett is an artist and professor based in Provo, Utah working across photography, sculpture, and video. He received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America including recent group exhibitions at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, L’Atelier Néerlandais in Paris, East Wing Gallery in Dubai, and Luis Adelantado in Mexico City. He has had solo exhibitions at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City. Recent publications include two monographs published by Études, Throughout the Universe in Perpetuity (2015) and Standard Edition (2012), and published features in Justified Magazine, Still, Brett Magazine, Closing Ceremony, Der Greif, Blind Spot, Foam, Granta, and Mousse.
This series developed out of an interest in the systems we use to organize space and the particular place of the individual within them. Over time systems stack on top of systems and blur into one another. To organize something is to make it disappear, and order has a lingering sadness to it. Included in this series are images of uniform cityscapes, decontextualized architectural structures, and the workers who occupy them. Through this work, I’m trying to sort through my own ambivalence towards the ideals of order and perfection. Coupled with this, I’ve been thinking about photography as a simple means of reclaiming visibility and facilitating extended looking.
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