FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"MICHAEL SCHNABEL: The Cage Series"
April 10 - May 15, 2004
Opening Reception: Saturday April 10, 6-8 PM
CONTACT: Lorraine Molina, Director
400 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Web site, <http://www.bank-art.com/>
Gallery Hours: Tuesday Saturday 11am-5pm
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The Cage Series
Emerging German photographer Michael Schnabel makes his U.S. solo debut at Bank. Schnabels acclaimed photographic body of work, The Cage Series showcases an ongoing photographic project documenting the interiors of zoo cages built in the late 1800s 1970s throughout Germany and Switzerland.
Photographed in large format, these C-prints depict a realist aesthetic investigation, revealing an inherent beauty that is both seductive and ominous. Initially deceptive to the eye, these large empty interiors captivate as striking minimalist architecture laced with pools of cool light, evoking a quiet contemplative sensibility. Exposing trace evidence of an inhabitance, these interiors slowly reveal the austere reality of archaic cages from a zoo.
A catalog of The Cage Series will accompany the exhibition with an introduction by Christopher Miles.
Michael Schnabels work has been the subject of numerous publications such as Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Creative Review and Photographie. The Cage Series has been the recipient of various awards such as Communication Arts, The One Show and the Association of Photographers, London.
Michael Schnabels Cage Series will also be exhibited at Scope Los Angeles.