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Occupational Hazard

© Daniel Zeller

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© Daniel Zeller

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Daniel Zeller

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Daniel Zeller

American, born 1965

Occupational Hazard, 2008

graphite on paper mounted on panel

support: 60 x 90 inches (152.4 x 228.6 cm); framed: 64 3/8 x 94 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (163.51 x 240.35 x 7.94 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles W. Goodyear Fund, by exchange, 2010

2010:41

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Inscriptions

signature, dated / front, lower right / ZELLER 08

Provenance

Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York;
October 5, 2010, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Drawings (visual works)

Work Type

Drawing (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Daniel Zeller’s imaginative, highly detailed drawings suggest alternative landscapes in which undulating mountains, ravines, valleys, and rivers simultaneously reflect an earthly and otherworldly vision. His markmaking process is obsessive and best described as extended-duration doodling. Zeller allows his graphite imagery to emerge from one mark to the next. Over time, dense and intricate patterns, as well as illusionistic depth, build. At first glance, Occupational Hazard appears to be an aerial view, perhaps a photograph of the surface of the moon. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes something more ordinary, such as stitched and stained fabric. Eventually the work reveals itself to be an illusion—Zeller’s cracked and goopy elements are brought to life entirely through meticulous, two-dimensional pencil marks.

Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017

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