Matthew Marks is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Andreas Gursky at 523 West 24th Street.
This exhibition will consist of 12 new large-scale photographs by the German artist who has made some of the most subtle, spectacular images in contemporary art. This will be Andreas Gursky's first exhibition at the Matthew Marks Gallery.
Andreas Gursky photographs both landscapes and interior views, producing large color images that employ subtle manipulations of perspective. His work explores relationships between the documentary and the personal, as well as between notions of order and disorder. His varied subjects include the massive atrium of an American hotel, a glacier and a factory floor. The most striking aspect of the images he produces, whether of natural or industrial sites, is the way they reveal to us the relationship between people and their environments.
Andreas Gursky lives and works in Düsseldorf, where he studied with Bernd and Hilla Becher at Düsseldorf's Kunstakademie. The Bechers are leading figures in modern German photography, widely acknowledged for their process of systematic analysis in picture-making.
Gursky first exhibited his work in Germany in 1985 and has subsequently shown throughout Europe, Japan and in the United States. He has had several one-person museum exhibitions including at the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the De Appel Foundation in Amsterdam and the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, among others. A new retrospective of Gursky's work will tour European museums in 1998, and in February 1998 his first one-person museum exhibition in the United States will open at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Most recently Andreas Gursky has completed his first public commission: a 20 x 60 foot mural for a new University of Utrecht building, designed by the architect Rem Koolhaas.
Andreas Gursky will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through January 3, 1998. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00pm.
For further information or photographs please contact Leslie Cohan at (212) 243-0200.