Jack Siegel was quite literally born on the Fourth of July. Theres an American pervasiveness in his pictures from the dusty palm trees of his native California to the lobby carpet pattern in your local cineplex. He first garnered attention in 2011 with a two-person show, Imagined Nostalgia, for which he and Lucien Smith were celebrated in The New York Times. Jack showed with OHWOW in Miami during Art Basel 2012 and had a solo show in January 2013 at Half Gallery. He represents a younger generation of photographers attempting to reconcile the medium between a snapshot aesthetic popularized by Warhol and the new monumentalism of Andreas Gursky. When a photograph is successful I get a visceral feeling of intimacy, he says of his shooting style.