Black Soil: Untitled 2, 2002.
Chromogenic print mounted on sintra.
71″ x 94″.
Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery, NY.
Following behind military training sessions and subsequent fire brigades, Gersht photographed the scorched and charred landscapes of the Golan Heights, a conflict-ridden region captured by Israel from Syria after the Six-Day War. The Golan borders Israel, Lebanon and Jordan. Recalling the evocative large-scale multi-media works of German artist Anselm Kiefer, the photographs from the Black Soil series suggest physical sites of violence and conflict befitting the political realities of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Director, Gund Gallery