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Jeff Wall

April 30–June 22, 2019
West 21st Street, New York

Installation view Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Jeff Wall, Parent child, 2018 Inkjet print, 86 ⅝ × 108 ¼ inches (220 × 275 cm)© Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Parent child, 2018

Inkjet print, 86 ⅝ × 108 ¼ inches (220 × 275 cm)
© Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015 Gelatin silver print, 94 ⅛ × 118 ⅜ inches (239 × 300.5 cm)© Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015

Gelatin silver print, 94 ⅛ × 118 ⅜ inches (239 × 300.5 cm)
© Jeff Wall

About

Gagosian is pleased to announce Jeff Wall’s first exhibition with the gallery. The majority of the works included are on view for the first time.

From his pioneering use in the 1970s of backlit color transparencies—a medium then synonymous with advertising—to his intricately constructed scenes of enigmatic incidents from daily life, literature, and film, Wall has expanded the definition of the photograph, both as object and illusion.

The triptych I giardini/The Gardens (2017) was photographed in the gardens of the Villa Silvio Pellico in Moncalieri, outside of Turin, Italy. Though Wall has made several works that combine two or more images, this is the first in which the order, read from left to right, represents a passage of time. It therefore has a narrative aspect absent from any previous picture group. The three images—individually titled Appunto/Complaint, Disappunto/Denial, and Diffida/Expulsion order—trace the relations between either two or four characters through three depicted moments. A doubling effect occurs again in Pair of interiors (2018), a diptych showing either one or two couples in a lamplit living room, and in Summer Afternoons (2013), which shows what appears to be another equally introverted, younger couple in a sunny apartment. Each person appears in his or her own picture, creating uncertainty about whether the diptych depicts one or more “summer afternoons.”

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West 21st Street, New York

522 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

+1 212 741 1717
newyork@gagosian.com

Hours: Monday–Saturday 10–6

This gallery will be closed from May 25–27, 2019.

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Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015 © Jeff Wall

Visit

Frieze Chelsea Night

Friday, May 3, 2019, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street and West 21st Street, New York

Galleries and non-profits located in Chelsea will remain open to Frieze audiences after hours. New paintings by Jonas Wood will be on view at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, and Jeff Wall’s first exhibition with the gallery will be on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York.

Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015 © Jeff Wall