LIGHT SHIFT | solo exhibition

November 28, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Landesgalerie Linz
Museumsstr. 14
4010 Linz, Austria
Phone: +43 [0]732 – 77 44 82

Peter Schlör’s large-format photographs impressively demonstrate that the image of a landscape is shaped not only by the materiality, structure and configuration of its natural forms but also principally by light. Since the invention of the daguerreotype in the 1830s, light has also been the prerequisite for the creation of a photographic image: in 19th-century photogravures, it would be literally true to talk in terms of ‘drawing with light’. Using the technical means now available in the 21st century, Peter Schlör has investigated the tremendous shaping and ‘graphic’ effects of natural light in his latest works comprising landscapes photographed on the Canary Islands, in Cappadocia (Central Anatolia) and on Iceland. Schlör has now been honing his remarkable sensibility to natural light for more than two decades.

In the Wappensaal (Armoury) of the Landesgalerie Linz, Peter Schlör’s works are now presented in his first-ever solo exhibition in Austria titled LIGHT SHIFT.

Gabriele Spindler, Artistic Director of the Landesgalerie Linz