Mark Seliger: Listen
Mark Seliger... Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York (February 26, 2010, Platinum palladium, printed 2010, edition 1/9). From the exhibition Mark Seliger: Listen at Steven Kasher Gallery. "...Mark Seliger: Listen is in a sense a memento mori, a tribute to his late father. It follows in the tradition of photographers and painters such as Weston, Stieglitz, and Cézanne who, at a certain age, focus on elegiac studies of the nude, the landscape, and the still life. The pictures are Seliger’s meditations through slow looking. These photographs speak to us metaphorically of the eternal themes of love and death. They pay homage to Seliger’s forebears Brandt, Kertesz, Hosoe, and Penn. The nuanced tones of the platinum palladium convey the rich textures of Seliger’s sensibilities."