HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Galapagos, 2017 gelatin-silver print, 60 x 71-3/4 inches (framed)
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Galapagos, 2017 gelatin-silver print, 60 x 71-3/4 inches (framed) 

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO B.C.

08/03/2018 - 25/04/2018

FRAENKEL 
49 Geary Street 
 
94108 San Francisco

https://fraenkelgallery.com/   

 
“I chose to use photography, with my camera as a time machine to travel back into the past.”  — H.S.

  
Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Hiroshi Sugimoto B.C., an exhibition of photographs from the dawn of time. Through more than twenty works spanning the artist’s career, Hiroshi Sugimoto B.C. uses scientific, mythological and conceptual frameworks to explore the pre-­photographic past. The exhibition also includes fossils from Sugimoto’s personal collection, about which Sugimoto writes, “If a photograph is able to stop time, then a fossil can do the same thing. Both photographs and fossils are records of history.”
 
On view from March 8 – April 25, 2018, Hiroshi Sugimoto B.C. includes work from the artist’s earliest series Dioramas, depicting scenes of ancient sea life and primitive humanoids, and from Seascapes, with calm horizons “little changed visually from the sea of millions of years ago, when humans first gained self­‐awareness.” Sugimoto considers his seascapes places where, in a distant era, “living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light.”