Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present, LOGOS-WAREHOUSES-CONTAINERS-POLES, a selection of photographs by internationally renowned German artist, Frank Breuer. This exhibit documents industrial buildings, commercial trademarks and logos, telephone poles, shipping containers, and corporate structures within immense landscapes. Centered in the frame like the subject of a portrait, these commonplace constructions take on stunning abstract and sculptural qualities.
Breuer’s work draws attention to the structures’ scale, as well as its function as a foreign or displaced object within its environment. Industrial architecture is transformed into beautiful abstractions that speak more to form and composition than actual content. Taken with a large-format camera, these photographs reflect the impersonal uniformity of the subject matter while also revealing how commercial globalization has altered landscape.
Frank Breuer was born in Rheinbach, Germany in 1963. He exhibits in numerous museums and galleries around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Breuer studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher in the mid-1990s at the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts. He currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Through invitations to teach and lecture at Harvard and Grinnell College, Breuer recently shifted his attention to aspects of American landscape.
Dates: October 10–November 26, 2008
Reception: November 1, 6–8 pm
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.levygallery.com @levygallery