press release

Esso Gallery will feature an exhibition of photographic works by Marco Breuer in the Project Room.

In this work-in-progress, Breuer uses photographic sketches to reflect on notions of failure. Exploring the link between photography and performance, he examines the transitive quality of photography, testing the physical limits of both himself and his working material. Drawing on the motions of the day, Breuer thrives on contradictions: FOR NOW is a complex interplay between acts performed for the camera and cameraless records of physical experiences. Layered with numerous personal and historical references, these tentative exercises translate into images with varying degrees of intimacy. Using traditional and non-traditional photographic techniques, Breuer reflects on the very qualities of the photographic medium itself. His investigative use of the medium is constructive, rather than documentary, going beyond mere illustration of pre-conceived notions.

Marco Breuer is a German-born artist who lives and works in New York City. He studied photography in Germany and has since exhibited widely in the United States and Germany. His work is included in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Fogg Museum at Harvard University and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany.


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Marco Breuer: OR NOW