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The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present the large-format color photography of New York-based artist Andrew Moore. In conjunction with the release of his first monograph Inside Havana (Chronicle Books), the exhibition will showcase Moore's four year investigation into the urban scenes and interior spaces of Cuba. These large prints, with their sensuous colors and magnificent detail, poignantly synthesize photography, architecture, travel narrative and urban history to present a stunning visual portrait of contemporary Havana.

Combining his interest in documentary and poetic form, Moore captures the complexities and contradictions of Havana's visual history and reveals them as emotional reservoirs of human experience. Avoiding the over-burdened propaganda and cheap clichés so prevalent in post-revolutionary Cuba, he has sought, instead, to discover an intimate and interior perspective of this country and its people. His photographs range from architectural studies to details, portraits and panoramic views. Each, through the artist's use of color and his command of composition, transports the viewer deep into a place where the exotic and the dilapidated fuse together to offer a unique view of this storied city.

Andrew Moore (b. 1957, American) studied with Emmet Gowin and Peter Bunnell at Princeton University in the late 1970s. His photography is held in public and private collections internationally, including the Library of Congress, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Israel Museum. Moore has worked as a cinematographer on many films, including projects with David Byrne, Lee Breuer, Vito Acconci and the PBS series "The American Experience." He photographed and produced "How to Draw a Bunny", a documentary feature on artist Ray Johnson which has been shown at Sundance, Edinburgh, Baltimore and Newport Film Festivals. Moore has received grants from the Judith Rothschild Foundation (1997), The Cissy Patterson Foundation (1996), The New York Council on the Arts (1983 and 1985), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (1981). He currently lives and works in New York City and is a visiting lecturer at Princeton.

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