For Immediate Release.
December 9, 2011 – January 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th, 6-8 pm
Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new photographs by Jeff Wall which will open on Friday, December 9th and will be on view through Saturday, January 21st.
The exhibition will present pictures created over the last two years. In these new works, the artist continues to address the neo-realist and near-documentary concerns at the core of his practice for the past decades.
In a separate installation, in the adjacent North Gallery Viewing Room, three pictures created in Sicily in the Fall of 2007 will be shown together for the first time.
Over the course of Jeff Wall’s career, his versatile and disciplined approach to the possibilities of the medium of photography to ‘paint modern life’ has resulted in a body of work notable in its attention to composition, scale, color and construction and for its hybrid integration of the documentary and the cinematographic, the ‘street’ and the monumental, two directions he has pursued simultaneously, while being partial to neither.
The Crooked Path, an exhibition that surveys Jeff Wall’s work from the seventies to today in conjunction with the work of fifty-nine other artists, has just opened at the CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and will be on view until February 28, 2012. The exhibition was organized by the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and opened there in spring of this year.
Jeff Wall’s work has been seen in a number of large solo exhibitions over the past few years. These include Transit at the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen, in Dresden in 2010, and Jeff Wall: Exposure, a special commissioned exhibition of new black & white works in conjunction with earlier works, at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin in 2007. That same year an important retrospective featuring a selection of over 40 works, was shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and travelled to The Art Institute of Chicago and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2005, Jeff Wall, Photographs 1978-2004 was seen at the Schaulager, Munchenstein, Basel, for which a catalogue raisonné was published. A related, revised exhibition was shown at Tate Modern, London, for which a complementary catalogue was also published.
Please join us at the opening reception on Friday, December 9th, from 6-8 pm.
For further information, please contact the Gallery at: 212 977 7160.