Andreas Gursky: Landscapes

Andreas Gursky (German, born 1955) Engadin I, 1995, Ink-jet print, 81 1/2 x 140 1/4 inches. © Andreas Gursky, VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn./ ARS, 2015. Courtesy the artist.
Andreas Gursky: Landscapes
August 2, 2015 to October 18, 2015

German visual artist Andreas Gursky is renowned for his monumentally scaled photographs—grand urban and natural landscape vistas and large format architecture—created from a dispassionate, omniscient point of view. Highly detailed, Gursky's images are at once dead-pan observational and transcendent. He rigorously composes his expansive views to envelope viewers with dizzying scale, detail, and color—effects he often heightens through digital manipulation of the image. Gursky has been instrumental in defining contemporary German art in the 1990s. The exhibition focuses on some of his most enigmatic images of landscape, water, and architectural detail. 

Exhibition Catalogue
Andreas Gursky: Landscapes

Terrie Sultan
2015, Gagosian Gallery and Parrish Art Museum
68 pages, $40.00

The fully illustrated 68-page illustrated catalogue features an in-depth essay by Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan who takes the unusual approach of exploring Gursky's work through the lens of historical landscape depiction—finding aesthetic and philosophical synchrony between the contemporary artist and those of the nineteenth century. Available for purchase through the Museum Shop.

Andreas Gursky: Landscapes is made possible, in part, by Gagosian Gallery. Additional support is provided by ArtElliman, presented by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, and the Leadership Committee including the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Glenstone Foundation, Christine and Sandy Heller, Yung Hee Kim, Amy and John Phelan, and those who wish to remain anonymous.
Generous funding is also provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.