marco breuer
february 7 - 24
accumulated crap for collectors
january 31 - february 24

opening reception and artist talk: friday, march 2, 5:30 -7:30 pm


The works of Marco Breuer can be considered as photographic sketches: paper is exposed to a range of everyday objects and rituals, recording passages of time rather than moments. Working solely with commercially available black-and-white photo paper, Breuer investigates the possibilities of the silver gelatin print far beyond the material's predetermined usage.


untitled (heat/gun),

1999, silver gelatin paper, burned

11 x 8 1/2"

All of the images are fabricated without the use of a camera by either employing the technique of the photogram (bringing an object in direct physical contact with the paper when exposing it to light) or by subjecting the paper itself to a range of erosive treatments such as heat, friction or electricity. The process of photographic printing is here not a means to an end, but rather an independent method of investigation.


untitled (tip),

2000 silver gelatin paper, burned

11 x 8 1/2"

In this site specific installation, Breuer creates a grid of photographic "drawings" directly on the drywall interspersed with prepared works on paper. The artist employs his cadre of everyday objects and rituals "exposing" the walls and paper to various techniques to examine their reactions and record the passage of time. This exhibit is mounted concurrently with his solo exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Boston, which will be on view from January 27 to April 8, 2001. Marco Breuer's work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University as well as numerous other public and private collections.


untitled (strike),

1999 silver gelatin paper, burned

11x 8 1/2"


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