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Bernard Fuchs


September 2 – October 2, 2010

Gallery view of car photos
White car parked offroad
Red van parked roadside
Red car parked next to cut down timber
Red car parked on roadside grass
Exhibition poster


Opening: September 3, 6-9 pm


"On my bicycle tours, time and again, I saw passenger cars, busses, and trucks which just stood around. I think my first reaction was o look for the absent owners. Since I hardly ever saw anyone, I stayed alone with the situation, and a relationship to these vehicles began to develop as I would not have expected it. The car in the landscape had an impact on me, similar to the impact of actors on a stage, and since then I began to collect their wit and their tragedy.”


The Jack Hanley Gallery is pleased to present "Autos", a solo exhibition of
photographs by Bernhard Fuchs. The series "Autos" is a collection of images of
cars parked in parking lots and on roadsides. Their stillness haunts, their
solitude mystifies. In the absence of human life, the cars in Fuchs' landscapes
take on their own pulse, their function moves beyond expected utility. Here, in a
moment of the "happened upon," travel freezes in contemplation.

Born in 1971 in Haslach an der Mühl in Upper Austria, Bernhard Fuchs
studied with Bernd Becher at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and with Timm Rautert
at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig; he currently lives and works in
Dusseldorf. Since 1991, his work has been exhibited in Germany and abroad:
Museum Ludwig , Cologne Germany; Museum Folkwang, Essen Germany;
Goethe Institute Washington D.C. and Paris. Several of his photographic series
including "Autos" have been published internationally in monographs of his