Mercer Union is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Paul Sietsema in Canada. The exhibition will foreground the 16 mm film Telegraph and will also include new, previously unseen works.
Paul Sietsema’s layered, self-reflective work explores how imagery and material affect society’s understanding of culture and history. Deeply invested in the process of image-making and adept at illusionary techniques of trompe l’oeil, he uses photographs and objects as starting points for carefully crafted drawings and sculptures, which in turn may become source materials and subjects for films.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, 11-20 April 2013. For details visit www.imagesfestival.com.
Paul Sietsema has had solo museum exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; SFMOMA; the de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; MoMA, New York; Cubitt, London; and the Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Wexner Center Residency Award. Sietsema lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin, and is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery.