Robert Miller Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Italian artist Walter Niedermayr. The exhibition is his third solo show at the gallery since 1999 and includes multi-panel works executed between 2003 and 2008. Focusing primarily on Niedermayr's signature subject, the Alpine landscape,the exhibition also includes images of the New Museum, part of artist's ongoing interpretation of the works of the acclaimed Japanese architecture firm SANAA.
One of the most important artists of his generation, Niedermayr has for more than 20 years exclusively used the photographic medium to produce highly refined multi-panel composition which, through their subtle shifts,incongruities and often conflicting perspectives, both scrutinize and transcend documentary tradition. In a moment of self reflection the artist has said that assembling these compositions and sequences is intended to " constantly undermine the automatic tendency to identify image and reality." To further this end, the photographs that make up the pieces are reductive both in composition and palette , the human figures minute, and the landscapes bleached to white. In this alpine landscapes, a subject to which the artist has returned again and again, Niedermayr emphasizes the way our often unnatural interaction with nature is structured through the infrastructure of tourism, what he calls a " management system of pleasure."