Jeff Wall

A series of lightboxes hang in a gallery space

A major monographic exhibition of works by Jeff Wall (Canadian, b. 1946), his first in the Washington, D.C., area since 1997, is on view in Room 2 of the Pavilions. This is the artist’s largest exhibition in the United States since his 2007 mid-career survey at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Comprised of nearly 30 artworks spanning five decades, the exhibition brings together the full range of the artist’s pioneering oeuvre, from early pictures displayed in backlit lightboxes and black and white silver gelatin prints to more recent large-scale inkjet color prints.

Exhibition Preview

    • I giardini / The Gardens (left) Appunto / Complaint; (centre) Disappunto / Denial; (right) Diffilda / Expulsion order
      Jeff Wall
      I giardini / The Gardens (left) Appunto / Complaint; (centre) Disappunto / Denial; (right) Diffilda / Expulsion order, 2017
      On View Wall 2017
    • Mother of pearl
      Jeff Wall
      Mother of pearl, 2016
      On View Wall 2016
    • Staircase & two rooms
      Jeff Wall
      Staircase & two rooms, 2014
      On View Wall 2014
    • Summer Afternoons
      Jeff Wall
      Summer Afternoons, 2013
      On View Wall 2013
    • Boy falls from tree
      Jeff Wall
      Boy falls from tree, 2010
      On View Wall 2010
    • Search of premises
      Jeff Wall
      Search of premises, 2008
      On View Wall 2008
    • Knife Throw
      Jeff Wall
      Knife Throw, 2008
      On View Wall 2008
    • Dressing Poultry
      Jeff Wall
      Dressing Poultry, 2007
      On View Wall 2007
    • Men waiting
      Jeff Wall
      Men waiting, 2006
      On View Wall 2006
    • Night
      Jeff Wall
      Night, 2001
      On View Wall 2001
    • After ‘Spring Snow’, by Yukio Mishima, chapter 34
      Jeff Wall
      After ‘Spring Snow’, by Yukio Mishima, chapter 34, 2000-2005
      On View Wall 2000
    • The Flooded Grave
      Jeff Wall
      The Flooded Grave, 1998-2000
      On View Wall 1998
    • Volunteer
      Jeff Wall
      Volunteer, 1996
      On View Wall 1996
    • A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai)
      Jeff Wall
      A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), 1993
      On View Wall 1993
    • The Giant
      Jeff Wall
      The Giant, 1992
      On View Wall 1992
    • Dead Troops Talk (a vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986)
      Jeff Wall
      Dead Troops Talk (a vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986), 1992
      On View Wall 1992
    • The Vampires’ Picnic
      Jeff Wall
      The Vampires’ Picnic, 1991
      On View Wall 1991
    • The Stumbling Block
      Jeff Wall
      The Stumbling Block, 1991
      On View Wall 1991
    • The Well
      Jeff Wall
      The Well, 1989
      On View Wall 1989
    • An Eviction
      Jeff Wall
      An Eviction, 1988/2004
      On View Wall 1988
    • Diatribe
      Jeff Wall
      Diatribe, 1985
      On View Wall 1985
    • Abundance
      Jeff Wall
      Abundance, 1985
      On View Wall 1985
    • Mimic
      Jeff Wall
      Mimic, 1982
      On View Wall 1982
    • Steves Farm, Steveston
      Jeff Wall
      Steves Farm, Steveston, 1980
      On View Wall 1980
    • Picture for Women
      Jeff Wall
      Picture for Women, 1979
      On View Wall 1979
    • Double Self-Portrait
      Jeff Wall
      Double Self-Portrait, 1979
      On View Wall 1979
    • The Destroyed Room
      Jeff Wall
      The Destroyed Room, 1978
      On View Wall 1978