Blog favorite Matthias Heiderich is having his first solo exhibition in the US:
Gallery Carte Blanche is pleased to announce the opening of Spektrum Berlin, Matthias Heiderich on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
Featuring the work of German-based photographer Matthias Heiderich, in his first solo exhibition in the United States, Spektrum Berlin challenges visions and stereotypes of Germany, in particular East Berlin, through colorful eye-popping urban architectural photography.
Viewed together or individually, each of Heiderich’s images transform the banality and universality of buildings into a mosaic of geometrical shapes, reconstructing the world we live in into an abstract canvas of lines, patterns, angular compositions, and vibrant colors. Saturated to the limits of reality, Heiderich’s prints, emerging directly from a 1980s color palette and influenced by 1950s and 1960s color photography and polaroid images, look at an industrial past with a present freshness and optimism for the future.
Self-taught, Heiderich doesn’t often play by the “rules”, however the influence of German photographic tradition is apparent in Heiderich’s work. Invested in the same rigor and pragmatism as Bernd Bechers, Heiderich creates systematic photographic typologies of industrial buildings and structures, emphasizing how each building is a product of human mind and skill. Following his natural instinct for composition, in series after series Heiderich experiments, searches for individuality, and cultivates a unique style and sensibility.
Spektrum Berlin, Matthias Heiderich opens on Thursday, July 19 and runs through September 13, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 20th from 6pm–9pm.
Closed on Tuesdays
973 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA, 94110
For more information visit www.gallerycarteblanche.com or call 415.821.1055
Matthew Dear DJing @ Vessel in SF this Thursday
Here’s the list of shows in LA, SF and NYC this week of musicians we post on the blog.
Mon. 6 / 11
NY: Xeno & Oaklander @ Webster Hall (The Studio)
LA: Mmoths @ Bardot FREE W/ RSVP
SF: Go see Moonrise Kingdom in Theaters
Tue. 6 / 12
NY: Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang @ Zebulon FREE SHOW
LA: Nite Jewel @ The Echo
SF: Here We Go Magic @ The Independent
Wed. 6 / 13
NY: Philip Glass @ Issue Project Room
LA: DNTEL & Baths @ The Airliner
SF: Margaret Dygas @ Icon Ultra Lounge
Thu. 6 / 14
NY: Selebrities & Beacon @ Glasslands Gallery
LA: Go see Moonrise Kingdom in Theaters
SF: Matthew Dear @ Vessel
Fri. 6 / 15
NY: Kurt Vile @ Maxwell’s
LA: Onuinu @ The Glass House
Sat. 6 / 16
NY: Shlohmo @ 285 Kent Avenue
LA: Gui Boratto & Matthew Dear @ Avalon
SF: Heathered Pearls (Ambient DJ set) @ Liminal Space
Sun. 6 / 17
NY: Computer Magic @ Cameo Gallery
LA: Aeroplane @ Drai’s
SF: Lemonade @ Rickshaw Stop
Singer Morgan Kibby of M83
It’s a reaaaaaally slow week for shows coming up but I definitely wanted to list a few things, if you haven’t been to St. Vitus I highly recommend it, i’ll be there tomorrow to see Scott Mou (half of Jane with Panda Bear) and a helpful and wonderful Other Music employee.
NY: The Cure @ Beacon Theater
NY: Scott Mou (DJ set) @ St. Vitus
LA: Plaid @ El Rey Theatre
LA: Cassettes Won’t Listen @ The Echo
NY: Suzanne Vega @ Joe’s Pub
LA: Boom Bip @ The Satellite
NY: Future Islands @ Bowery Ballroom
LA: Boys Noize @ The Music Box
Last night I realized I should be listing the shows of some of my favorite acts, I mean here and there these musicians freely share their art with us and I wanted to add a new level of support on the ISO50 blog, obviously I can’t share every tour schedule so i’ll pick shows weekly in NY and LA that are worth checking out.
NY: Matthew Dear @ Public Assembly
LA: Holy Ghost! @ The Music Box
NY: Braille, Tim Sweeney, Heathered Pearls @ Zablotski’s
LA: Real Estate @ The Echo
NY: Skeletons, Andrew W.K.(DJing) @ 285 Kent
NY: Youth Lagoon @ Mercury Lounge
NY: Beacon @ Glasslands
LA: Frank Ocean @ El Rey Theatre
NY: Innergaze @ Shea Stadium
LA: Flying Lotus @ The Music Box
NY: Balam Acab @ Le Poisson Rouge
LA: Future Islands @ The Echo
Above are photos by Bryant Eslava of Sepalcure and Mux Mool from last nights Africa Hi-Tech show at Le Poisson Rouge.