© Jeff Wall

A women with a covered tray, 2003
Transparency in light box, 72 x 89 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.
(182,88 x 227,65 x 26,4 cm)

Jeff Wall

Marian Goodman Gallery is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Jeff Wall. On view will be new back-lit color transparency works in which the artist continues his interest in the realist potential of picture-making, creating a fusion of reportage and construction.

In "Fieldwork. Excavation of the floor of a dwelling in a former Sto:lo nation village, Greenwood Island, Hope, British Columbia, August, 2003…" the artist photographed the excavation of the site depicted over a period of three weeks. He worked in cooperation with the anthropologist and his team, but there was no collaboration between him and the subjects of the picture, no performance.

"Boys Cutting Through Hedge" (2003) is a reconstruction of events the artist witnessed while working on another picture at the same location several years earlier. The picture is an example of what the artist calls "near documentary". This is also the case for "Woman with a Covered Tray" (also 2003). The exhibition also includes a number of smaller pictures, all straight photographs of places encountered by chance.

Jeff Wall was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1946, where he still lives. He was the recent recipient, in 2003, of the Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Roswitha Haftmann Foundation, Zurich, and has been honored with numerous other awards, including the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (2002).

A monograph "Jeff Wall: Figures & Places" (2001, Prestel Verlag, Munich), published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, will be available for sale during the exhibition, as will as the recently revised "Jeff Wall" (2002, Phaidon Press, London), which was first published in 1996 and expanded in 2002.

Exhibition: April 16 - May 29, 2004
Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

Marian Goodman Gallery
24 West 57th Street
USA-New York 10019, NY
Telephone +1 212 977 71 60
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Email: goodman@mariangoodman.com