Klaus Frahm, Demolition of Millerntor-Hochhaus, Hamburg, 1996
Klaus Frahm, Demolition of Millerntor-Hochhaus, Hamburg, 1996 

18/11/2023 - 06/01/2024

Marshall Contemporary 
2525 Michigan Ave. #B2 
CA 90404 Santa Monica


Marshall Gallery presents a diverse group exhibition featuring architectonic imagery through works of photography, mixed media, and painting. The exhibition’s title is two-fold, prefacing the reoccurring subject of disappearing and derelict buildings while referencing the deeper conceptual and historical inquiries that lie sub-surface within many of the works on view.
The term “concerned photographers” was coined by Cornell Capa (1918-2008) to describe the work of conflict photojournalists such as Sebastiáo Salgado and James Nacthwey, whose images not only bear witness to the harsh realities of humanity but elicit sincere and pro-active empathy through long-term contact with their subjects. In today’s ever-blending boundaries of photo-artistic practice, we now see the spotlighting of pressing societal topics and hidden histories increasingly from contemporary artists employing both traditional photographic practice and alternative processes. Exemplary works included by Matthew Brandt, Ryan McIntosh, Judith Stenneken and Klaus Frahm show the physical decay of aging structures through participatory documentation, while those of Krista Svalbonas, Theresa Ganz and Nikolai Ishchuk engage with historical narratives through quasi-sculptural, photo-objects.