“Good to look at, good to think about.”

John Szarkowski, director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art,
New York, from 1962 to 1991, in Jan Groover: Photographs, New York 1993.

 

seen at KLEMM’S Berlin

© Jan Groover, Untitled (0647), 1980, platinum-palladium contact print, 20,3 x 25,5 cm, edition of 15
© Jan Groover, Untitled (KSL 63.1), 1978, chromogenic print, 50,8 x 61 cm, edition of 3

copyright Jan Groover, courtesy Janet Bordon, Inc., New York

 

Jan Groover, 1943-2012, born in Plainfield, New Jersey, turned away from abstract painting in the early 1970s and began experimenting with the medium of photography. – Groover eliminated the documentary elements from her works, still lifes and people, and challenged the limits of the medium, investigating the relationship between the elements of her works, creating, in a sense, abstraction.

Jan Groover’s photographic works are relevant and groundbreaking artworks that helped facilitate the acceptance of photography as an art form. Her oeuvre has provided a constant source of inspiration for subsequent generations of artists.

 

JAN GROOVER / THE VIRTUE OF BALANCE
Until Oct 22 2016
KLEMM’S
Prinzessinnenstr. 29  10969 Berlin
Tue – Sat  11-18