For the past two decades, Frank Thiel has recorded the changing architectural landscape of post-reunification Berlin with densely textured, large-scale color photographs. Nowhere is a Place marks the international debut of Thiel’s latest work, in which he turned his camera on the massive glacial ice formations in Argentine Patagonia. Thiel visited Patagonia for the first time fifteen years ago and its overwhelming power stayed with him. He returned in 2011 and 2012 for several site visits and to create these images.
Highlighting the exhibition is Thiel’s largest works to date, an almost thirty-foot long, five-panel photograph of the leading edge of the Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. The exhibition also includes an image of the terminus of the Piedras Blancas glacier, revealing the almost lunar-like landscape of the rocky, barren ground as the glacier recedes.