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Structural Memory|
Brian McKee, "structural memory #2", 2006/08, 110 x 140 cm, courtesy Nusser & Baumgart, Munich

Brian McKee »

Structural Memory|

Exhibition: – 24 Jan 2009

Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary

Residenzstr. 10/3
80333 München

Nusser & Baumgart

Steinheilstr. 18
80333 München

089-221875


www.nusserbaumgart.com

Tue-Fri 12-18, Sat 12-16

Structural Memory|
Brian McKee, "structural memory #20", 2006/08, 140 x 110 cm, courtesy Nusser & Baumgart, Munich

2004 Brian McKee (*1977) has gained international recognition for his photographic series "Detritus" of Afghanistan. Nusser & Baumgart is pleased to present a second solo show "structural memory", a new series by New York based artist Brian McKee. "This project focuses on images of large-scale urban architecture and architectural landscape. For this part of the project the images happen to come from 3 major cities in Lebanon that where badly damaged during the "JULY 2006 WAR". But the images are not meant to only reflect the historic events that occurred during that period in Lebanon. They are constructed to be a metaphor for the way we create our own structural memory. The images themselves are often dark and mysterious, but they are not meant to be ghost-like cities or fading dreams. The images invoke a sense of wonderment, or awe, and a chance for exploration as one looks through the various layers to try and come to an understanding of how we perceive this particular space. It is, after all, a constructed space but one that, in the end, contains just as much reality as the most straightforward photographic document or personal memory." artist statement Brian McKee, 2008. Brian McKee (*1977, lives in New York) studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy and at the Bard College under Stephen Shore, Larry Fink and Barbara Ess. From 1996 to 2001 he was assistant and studio leader for Lynn Davis. His work is represented in international private and public collections, for example the Collection of Munich Re, Munich, the Collection Martin Margulies, Miami or the Sagamore Collection, Miami.

Structural Memory|
Brian McKee, "structural memory #22", 2006/08, 110 x 140 cm, courtesy Nusser & Baumgart, Munich
Structural Memory|
Brian McKee, "structural memory 33", 2006/08, 140 x 110 cm, courtesy Nusser & Baumgart, Munich