Jeff Wall Photographs

Jeff Wall is one of the most influential and outstanding contemporary photographers working today. He has frequently been called a modern storyteller, and his work is shaped by his profound awareness of Western art and literature. This is a unique opportunity to see the Canadian-born artist’s work in Melbourne.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 30 November 2012 to Sunday 17 March 2013

Untangling image A woman and her doctor image Adrian Walker, artist, drawing from a specimen in a laboratory in the Dept. of Anatomy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver image A sudden gust of wind (after Hokusai) image The Destroyed Room image Volunteer image After ‘Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue image Ivan Sayers, costume historian, lectures at the University Women’s Club, Vancouver, 7 Dec. 2009 image Boy falls from tree image

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One strand of his practice is conceptual and involves small-scale, thoughtful observations of ‘things’ that appear to have been photographed in situ. The other strand comprises more complex activities, generally including people that are then meticulously re-enacted for the camera.

Spanning 1978 to 2010, the exhibition features 26 photographs drawn from throughout his career including several large scale works and major light box transparency works such as After ’Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue 1999–2000 and the extraordinary,A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai) 1993.

Organised by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in association with the National Gallery of Victoria