April 16, 2002 - Entwistle - Gerhard Stromberg: Or So It Seemed
April 16, 2002

Gerhard Stromberg: Or So It Seemed

Gerhard Stromberg
Or So It Seemed

18 April – 24 May 2002

6 Cork St, London W1S 3EE

Private View 17 April 6 – 8pm
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-17.30

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: www.e-flux.com/site2002/index.phtml?client=welcome/ent/

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