DCKT Contemporary is pleased to announce representation of Oliver BOBERG and his first exhibition with the gallery. Works from the Seiten / Pages series will be debuted as well as films from the Nacht-Orte / Night Sites series.
Inner connections between combined images, in both color and black & white, are created in each Seite / Page. Each image is no longer perceivable without the others and a connection, as subtle as it may be, is involuntarily made in the mind of the viewer. This is the first time that BOBERG has used black & white images and he has said “It is clear that we percept a non-color image in a different way than a color picture. They hold the notion of history, but also documentary style and maybe even nostalgia.”
BOBERG’s photographs are deceptively simple conclusions to a complex process.
A typical image begins as a collection of details describing a type of area or edifice from which he culls items to be included in elaborate scale models that he constructs. BOBERG then photographs the models from predetermined vantage points, achieving the finished photograph. Through his careful manipulation of visual information and mental expectation, BOBERG achieves a strangely compelling “reality” that is recognizable and unknowable; banal and universal.
Oliver BOBERG lives and works in Fürth, Germany. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.
The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 552 West 24th Street. Additional works will be on view at Paul Morris Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, floor 5. Hours are 11am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, May 12 from 6 – 8 pm.
For further information, please contact Dennis Christie or Ken Tyburski at the gallery.