also Sean McFarland in the project room – opens June 30th

June 30 – July 28, 2012
Opening Reception Saturday June 30th, 4:00 – 7:00pm

Our friends at Eli Ridgway Gallery are having an opening tomorrow night – actually two openings – Wolfgang Ganter in the main gallery and SF resident Sean McFarland in the project room who also has some work from the same series up at SF MOMA right now. Below find some info about Wolfgang Ganter

Untitled (Vorhang), 2012 Archival digital print, wood, epoxy 39.4 x 59.5 inches; 100 x 151,16 cm Edition of 6


Sea Winds, 2012 Polaroid 11.25 x 14.25 inches framed Edition of 3

“Nothing is static. Wherever we look, traces of erstwhile existences can be found. Nothing is too far or near, too large or small, for the untiring, inquiring mind of Wolfgang Ganter. His artistic spectrum stretches from the smallest cells to the boundless universe.” – Birgit Möckel

Eli Ridgway Gallery is pleased to present Informel Logic by artist Wolfgang Ganter — a new series of large-scale, photogenic prints synthesized from 35mm slides. Through varied applications of organic compounds, the slide emulsion is manipulated to create photographs cognizant of their ephemeral nature. The investigation into simultaneously generative and disintegrating images was inspired by notions of accumulation, erosion and the abject as encountered by the artist’s numerous trips to bulk waste collection sites. There he discovered the debris of daily life in the form of images: thousands of 35mm slides that people had put on the street for disposal. These images played both literal and conceptual witness to the process of organic growth and evolution. The changes that affected the surface of the slides lead to contingent outcomes, inspiring an entire body of work concerned with an amalgam of methodological processes. The results in Informel Logic are manifold, presenting ever-new correspondences between an organic “work-in-progress” and contemporary fabrication.