Sprüth Magers Berlin London

   Sprüth Magers Los Angeles   june 19 - june 19 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 7pm

On the occasion of concurrent exhibitions by Eric Fischl and Stephen Shore at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, the gallery is pleased to present a conversation between the two artists and LACMA curator Britt Salvesen. Fischl and Shore are two of the most celebrated American artists to have emerged in the later twentieth century. Each has respectively altered the language of painting and photography through their groundbreaking approaches to composition, color, light and texture. Their imagery has left an indelible mark not only on subsequent generations of artists, but also on the way we understand the physical and metaphorical peaks and valleys of the American experience. Fischl often builds his scenes using photographic elements, and the structures of Shore’s compositions have sometimes been articulated through the lens of painting, despite the mediums’ obvious differences. The artists will discuss their individual approaches in a wide-ranging conversation led by Britt Salvesen.


ERIC FISCHL (born 1948, New York) lives and works in Sag Harbor, New York. Recent solo exhibitions of his work include those at the Albertina, Vienna (2014), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Malaga, Spain (2010), Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2007–08), and Stadtkirche Darmstadt (2006); and his paintings and sculptures have been included in group exhibitions worldwide, including at The Met, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Seoul Museum of Art; as well as the XIIIè Biennale de Paris (1985) and the 41st Venice Biennale (1984).

STEPHEN SHORE (born 1947, New York) lives in Tivoli, New York. He was recently honored as the 2019 Photo London Master of Photography and a major retrospective of his work was on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2017–18. Further solo exhibitions of his work include those at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2016), C/O Berlin (2016), Les Rencontres d'Arles (2015), Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid (2014), Aspen Art Museum (2011), NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf (2010), and International Center of Photography, New York (2007).

BRITT SALVESEN is Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has organized numerous exhibitions at LACMA, among them New Topographics (2009), which included the work of Stephen Shore; Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape (2010); Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings (2012); Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s (2014); Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (2016); and 3D: Double Vision (2018).
Artist conversation
eric Fischl
, Stephen shore
and britt Salvesen