Robert Adams Lakewood, Colorado, 1973 / printed 1974 Gelatin-silver print 6 x 7 1/2 inches (image and sheet) 15 1/2 x 14 inches (mount)
Robert Adams Colorado, c. 1973 / printed c. 1975 Gelatin-silver print 6 x 7 3/4 inches (image & sheet) 15 1/2 x 14 inches (mount)
Robert Adams Longmont, Colorado, 1973 / printed 1988 Gelatin-silver print 6 x 7 1/2 inches (image) 11 x 14 inches (sheet)
Miriam Böhm Areal I, 2009 1/2 Chromogenic color print 19 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
Miriam Böhm Areal II, 2009 2/2 Chromogenic color print 19 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
Miriam Böhm Areal III, 2009 2/2 Chromogenic color print 19 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
Gregory Crewdson Untitled (yankee septic emergency), 1998 9/10 C-print 50 x 60 inches
Lee Friedlander Montana, 2000 Gelatin-silver print 20 x 16 inches
Lee Friedlander Nebraska, 1999 Gelatin-silver print 15 x 14 1/2 inches (image) 20 x 16 inches (sheet)
Lee Friedlander Wyoming, 1995 / printed 1996 Gelatin-silver print 20 x 16 inches
Isca Greenfield-Sanders Green Suit Bather, 2006 6/50 color aquatint etching 32 x 31 1/4 inches
Isca Greenfield-Sanders Red Suit Bather, 2006 6/50 color aquatint etching 32 x 31 1/4 inches
Isca Greenfield-Sanders Yellow Suit Bather, 2006 6/50 color aquatint etching 32 x 31 1/4 inches
Tom McKinley Cabin, 2009 oil on panel 13 7/8 x 25 1/2 inches
Tom McKinley Sardinia, 2009 oil on panel 14 x 25 7/8 inches
Richard Misrach Golden Gate Bridge, 2.5.00, 7:17 am, 2000 / printed 2007 edition 1/25 Chromogenic print 20 x 24 inches
Richard Misrach Golden Gate Bridge, 3.18.00, 4:00 pm, 2000 / printed 2004 edition 1/25 Chromogenic print 20 x 24 inches
Richard Misrach Golden Gate Bridge, 3.8.00, 5:16 pm, 2000 / printed 2007 Edition 9/25 Chromogenic print 20 x 24 inches
Mitzi Pederson Untitled, 2008 Wood, glitter, and silver leaf 42 x 11 x 5 inches
Mitzi Pederson Untitled, 2009 Wood and thread 72 x 144 x 3/4 inches
Mitzi Pederson Untitled, 2009 Wood, silver leaf, string, and bells 127 x 11 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
Pine & Woods She Felt Herself Real, 2007 25 unique color photographs 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches each 60 x 60 inches (overall size)
Garth Weiser WIN4, 2010 Acrylic and tempera on canvas 90 x 79 inches
Paul Wonner In Lafayette Park V, 2004 acrylic and pencil on paper 15 x 22 inches
Paul Wonner In the Park II, 2002 acrylic on paper 13 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches

Press Release

They Knew What They Wanted

One Exhibition Curated Across Four Galleries by the Artists Robert Bechtle, Shannon Ebner, Katy Grannan and Jordan Kantor

July 1 &ndash 31, 2010

 

John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to announce THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED, a collaborative exhibition across four galleries. Each location is curated by a selected artist: Robert Bechtle representing John Berggruen Gallery, Katy Grannan representing Fraenkel Gallery, Shannon Ebner representing Altman Siegel Gallery, and Jordan Kantor representing Ratio - 3. This exhibition showcases these four artists utilizing the inventories of each respective gallery program to create one unified exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from 1 July through 31 July 2010.

 

San Francisco, California based artist, Robert Bechtle, is a foremost photorealist artist. He creates paintings that reveal his perspective of the color and the light of a commonplace scene. Bechtle has curated this exhibition at John Berggruen Gallery based on pieces that are of interest to him and in turn create a dialogue with each other. Bechtle believes that the artworks chosen lean toward what he might call the "formality of the ordinary;" an underlying interest of many artists, both historic and contemporary, with whom he feels a kinship.

 

When Bechtle began the process of visiting the backrooms and racks of these four galleries, he found himself drawn predominantly to artists whose work seems to call attention to circumstances of our everyday world. It is evident in this exhibition that there are works that do not share this predilection, however, Bechtle feels that these pieces fit in and compliment the pieces that do. In the end, Bechtle's selections speak of his own practice as a painter as much as the works on display. Specifically they highlight his interest in photography and ordinary life.

 

This exhibition not only creates a dialogue with the artists included in the show, but with the curator as well. Bechtle's exhibition will feature work by artists Robert Adams, Miriam Böhm, Gregory Crewdson, Shannon Ebner, Lee Friedlander, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Matt Keegan, Tom McKinley, Richard McLean, Richard Misrach, Mitzi Pederson, Trevor Paglen, Pine & Woods, Garth Weiser, and Paul Wonner. Artists whose works are seen across the four galleries include Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Lutz Bacher, Bernd and Hilla Becher, EJ Bellocq, Alighiero e Boetti, Miriam Böhm, Vija Celmins, Gregory Crewdson, Jim Dine, Lee Friedlander, Maureen Gallace, Sam Gordon, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Charlie Harper, Peter Hujar, Jordan Kantor, Matt Keegan, Los Carpinteros, Henri Wessel, Barry McGee, Tom McKinley, Richard McLean, Richard Misrach, Takeshi Murata, Manuel Neri, Trevor Plagen, Mitzi Pederson, Robert Rauschenberg, Linda Ridgway, Will Rogan, Ed Ruscha, Iran Do Espirito Santo, Photographer Unkown, Sara VanDerBeek, Garth Weiser, Rachel Whiteread, William Wiley, Steve Wolfe, Paul Wonner and others…

 

For further information and photographs, please contact the gallery at (415) 781-4629 or info@berggruen.com. The gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30-5:30, and Saturday, 10:30-5:00.