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July 27 - September 1, 2007

Wolfgang Zurborn

Opening Reception

Friday, July 27, 2007

from 6 - 8 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DALLAS, TX:  PDNB Gallery, in cooperation with the Dallas Goethe Center, is presenting an exhibition of photographs by German artist, Wolfgang Zurborn.

Zurborn will make his Texas debut with this show of color images from his new book, Drift. The title reflects the always-changing urban landscape. The camera 'drifts' from architecture to advertising to human activity, to autos within one frame. The imagery is combined, not digitally, in a way that playfully acts on fragments of color and shapes.

Color is a main character in his work, similar to William Eggleston's photographs of the south. Zurborn's subject matter, though, seems remote to us, not part of America. But his decisive moment style of photographing German landscape does reveal many American similarities. Ours is also filled with all the makings of a post-industrialized world: autos, advertising, signage, construction, surreal architecture, amusement parks. He freezes the frame so that we catch a glimmer of the abundant noise we are living in.

Our modern society is frantically paced, moving fast and providing enough stress to cause a massive hemorrhage. Zurborne's images transport us into that frantic world in a non-violent fashion. Simply the fragmented subject matter is enough to give us the impression that the volume is turned on 'high'. Perhaps his message is, "Turn it Down!" Or his message is that he captures an image that only a camera can do, emphasizing how one object can react to another object through chance operation.

Wolfgang Zurborn currently resides in Cologne, Germany. His photographs have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the world. Some museum collections that include his work are the Museum of Photography, Odense, Denmark, the Museum for Photography, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Museum for Art and Trade, Hamburg, and the Portland Art Museum, Oregon.

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Dallas Goethe Center. Opening reception is Friday, July 27, 2007 from 6 until 8 PM. Artist reception and book signing to be announced.

Wolfgang Zurborn,

Untitled, Wolfsburg, 2001