LEE FRIEDLANDER & PIERRE BONNARD Photographs & Drawings
Edited by Pace/MacGill Gallery and Galerie Thomas Zander.
Published by Steidl Verlag, Göttingen.
Essay by Peter Galassi.
Featuring gelatin silver prints by legendary American photographer Lee Friedlander in dialogue with drawings by the French Post-Impressionist painter Pierre Bonnard, the exhibition Lee Friedlander & Pierre Bonnard. Photographs & Drawings at Pace MacGill Gallery and Galerie Thomas Zander explores the aesthetic affinities that unite these artists’ depictions of the natural world across time and media. For both artists, their working process was linked to feeling. For both, capturing the landscape seems akin to discovering it. Beyond that, what links Bonnard and Friedlander is their unconventional and authentic style which generates unadorned landscapes, leaving the viewer with the impression that they have seen these things with their own eyes.