until 25.08. | #2087ARTatBerlin | Laura Mars Gallery shows from 11th July 2018 the exhibition AMALGAMATE with photographs by Gosbert Adler and Thomas Hauser.
The exhibition Amalgamate presents photographs by Gosbert Adler and Thomas Hauser. They fuse into a contemporary survey of the topics of image of man and portrait.
In the series Girls Seen (2013-2016) and Jessica Standing (2015-2016), Thomas Hauser continues his portrait work. Employing a consistently stringent visual vocabulary, he develops his idea of female beauty literally as a confrontation, a juxtaposition, with the high resolution of large-format exposures.
In the two multipiece typologies of body expositions the genre boundaries of nude, portrait, and still life dissolve. The simple gesture of showing reveals, together with the young women’s seemingly classical, yet sometimes disturbingly liberal poses, alternating between exposure and concealment, the dubiousness of mass-media-multiplied ideals of beauty.
While Hauser time and again replays comparable image formulae with different models, Gosbert Adler, in the work Return to Reason (2018), investigates the full range of human relations in the image of their various acts and stances. What do gestures convey of a person’s relation to his or her environment? How do people position themselves to one other? More to the point: what image do they present?
Adler’s images of man are derived from scenes equally fictional and actual. They reflect forms of human interaction from conversation to intercourse. The series and sequences aim at the – individually perceived -exemplary: like contemporary formulae of pathos, they render processes and emotions comprehensible.
Vernissage: Saturday, 7th July 2018 from 7.00 pm
exhibition period: Wednesday, 11th July to Saturday, 25th August 2018 (from 5th to 25th August only by arrangement!)Zur Laura Mars Gallery
Image caption: Thomas Hauser, GIRLS SEEN (#0782, Jess), 2016 – Gosbert Adler, Return to Reason, 2018 – Courtesy Laura Mars Gallery
Exhibition Gosbert Adler + Thomas Hauser – AMALGAMATE – Laura Mars Gallery | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin