The dynamic group exhibition Essentials presented by Galerie Thomas Zander highlights stellar artworks by gallery artists complemented with additional selected works. Changing throughout this summer, it is designed to offer visitors a curated look at a variety of work to welcome them back to the exhibition experience.
Jeff Wall’s light box Staining bench, furniture manufacturer’s, Vancouver (2003) is a venture into the arena of still life, and shows him exploring the interface between representation and abstraction.
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Larry Sultan hired Mexican day laborers as actors and subjects in his series Homeland (2006–2009) which he made on the outskirts of Southern Californian suburbs. The photographs romanticize the terrain of the suburbs and charge the activities of day laborers, which are rather mundane in nature, with metaphorical meaning, particularly in light of the political developments of the past years.
Sabine Moritz’s works reveal a finely tuned approach to observing supposedly everyday, personal scenes from life and capturing them in such a way that a transcending moment seems to be inherent in them. Since 2015, the artist’s practice has also explored abstract painting in a rich color spectrum revealing energy, movement and rhythm. The exhibition features the new large-scale oil on canvas painting Galateia II (2021).
Selected vintage photographs from Diane Arbus’s portraits from nudist camps and Helen Levitt’s images of Mexico City will also be on view.