Entwistle Gerhard Stromberg Or So It Seemed 18 April – 24 May 2002 Private View 17 April 6 – 8pm Entwistle, 6 Cork St, London W1S 3EE Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-17.30 Gerhard Stromberg Or So It Seemed Private View 17 April 6 – 8pm Exhibition 18 April – 24 May 2002 Starting in the summer of 2000, Gerhard Stromberg began to photograph the landscape and housing of north-east England. The body of work that emerged eighteen months later is exploration of the relationship between landscape and memory and, more personally for the artist, Stromberg’s own relationship to his birthplace and his adopted homeland. Born in Germany in 1952, Gerhard Stromberg has been resident in the UK since 1986. Stromberg’s landscape photographs have been published and exhibited to acclaim internationally and throughout the UK. For his second exhibition at Entwistle Stromberg is exhibiting a set of large-scale photographs and light-boxes that are the result of a yearlong residency with Sunderland University. Stromberg invests the barren fields and tenement housing with an unexpected beauty and dignity. The title of each photograph is the name of a street or place from the artist’s childhood in Germany. This device displaces the specific and creates a symbolic landscape, a western non-place of intensively worked land and mass housing. The strength of Stromberg’s work is in the rigorous honesty of the process combined with a true love for a landscape traditionally seen as utilitarian and non-aesthetic. Or So It Seemed is also a book by Gerhard Stromberg and a touring exhibition, of which Entwistle is the first venue. For information/press images contact Darren Flook E darren@entwistle.net T +44 (0)20 7734 6440 Next exhibition: Tatsuo Miyajima 31 May – 27 July 2002 For more information go to: http://www.e-flux.com/site2002/index.phtml?client=welcome/ent/
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