Installation view of the exhibition Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 4), at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2006.

Christopher Williams

For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 4)

Opening on January 11, 2006, David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Williams. This will be the artist's third solo exhibition at the gallery. Williams' work has been exhibited this past year at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany; and currently at the SECESSION, Vienna, Austria. He has been selected to participate in the upcoming Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, and solo shows at Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy and the Museu Serralves in Porto, Portugal are slated for 2006.

Christopher Williams' work operates within the conventions of advertising, the superficiality of surface, and, ultimately (perhaps cumulatively), the history of Modernism. In photography, film, performance, sculpture, graphic design, and video, the process of reproduction is the artist's point of entry; from there he exposes the flaws in a near-perfect, carefully constructed reality. Each image, whether architectural or figurative, natural or manufactured, is subject to the conditions of production and the inevitable boundaries of the pictorial surface. Helmut Drexler states, "By systematically building such provocative moments into his work, Christopher Williams to an extent kick-starts the process of perception and reception and at least points it in a certain direction. This approach, which oscillates between the work itself and the process of producing it, can now also be related to the genealogy of his own artistic methods, both in relation to and in contradistinction from Rephotography and Conceptual Art."

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A photograph by Christopher Williams titled Pacific Sea Nettle, Chrysaora Melanaster, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California, August 9, 2005.

Christopher Williams

Pacific Sea Nettle, Chrysaora Melanaster, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California, August 9, 2005, 2005
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, titled Tropical House (Prototype) Sun Shutters Produced at the workshops of Jean Prouvé, Maxéville,1949–51 Airlifted to Brazzaville in 1951 Shipped back to Maxéville in 1999 Los Angeles, October 4, 2005, dated

Christopher Williams

Tropical House (Prototype)
Sun Shutters
Produced at the workshops of Jean Prouvé, Maxéville,1949–51
Airlifted to Brazzaville in 1951
Shipped back to Maxéville in 1999
Los Angeles, October 4, 2005
, 2005
Chromogenic Print
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm)
Installation view of the exhibition Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 4), at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2006.
Installation view of the exhibition Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 4), at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2006.
Installation view of the exhibition Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 4), at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2006.
Installation view of the exhibition Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 4), at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2006.
Installation view of the exhibition Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 4), at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2006.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, titled Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968. (Meiko smiling), Vancouver, B. C., dated 2005.

Christopher Williams

Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968. (Meiko smiling), Vancouver, B. C., 2005
Chromogenic Print
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, titled Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968.(Corn) Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio,Glendale, California, April 17, 2003, dated 2003.

Christopher Williams

Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968.(Corn) Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio,Glendale, California, April 17, 2003, 2003
Dye transfer print
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, titled Nikkor W 300 mm f/5.6 with No. 3 Shutter, 1:5.6, Product Aperture f/64, Product Number 1320 NAS, Serial Number 780612, Large Format Camera Lens., dated 2005.

Christopher Williams

Nikkor W 300 mm f/5.6 with No. 3 Shutter, 1:5.6, Product Aperture f/64, Product Number 1320 NAS, Serial Number 780612, Large Format Camera Lens. Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio, Glendale, California. August 2, 2005, 2005
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, titled Lodz, October 2, 2004, dated 2004.

Christopher Williams

Lodz, October 2, 2004, 2004
Chromogenic Print
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm)

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