Exhibition opening Topoi Landscapes: Michael Bach, Magdalena Drebber, Ruth Habermehl, Leta Peer, Andreas Schön, Josef Schulz in the Galerie Heinz-Martin Weigand
on Friday, September 18, 2009, we are opening our new exhibition Topoi Landscapes with works from Michael Bach, Magdalena Drebber, Ruth Habermehl, Leta Peer, Andreas Schön and Josef Schulz
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The artists will be present at the opening reception.
Topoi LandscapesOpening Reception: Friday, September 18, 2009, at 7pmExhibition from September 19 to October 31, 2009 Galerie Heinz-Martin WeigandMuehlenstr. 3176275 Ettlingen/Karlsruhe, Germany+49.7243.536262
In the upcoming exhibition the gallery will show different aspects of contemporary art focussed on landscapes.
Painter Michael Bach starts with photographed images, he alters his motifs to create new compositions. Views of landscapes with roads devoid of people take on the character of a model.
Magdalena Drebber finds her motivs in momeries of her childhood on the countryside. She travelled back to those places and finds her images arround farms, where men, animal, nature live in cooperation. She photographed those "topoi" and creates large scale works made from pixels of colored plastic beads.
Ruth Habermehl makes collages from an archive of images from newspapers, calenders and books from the fifties to the seventies. She "unclips" those motivs from their origin and re-arranges them in a new context.
Leta Peer has been working on a series of paintings in which she takes us on a walk through her home village - based on photographs of her brother, who has since died. We see landscape extracts, mountain tops, and meadows with their vegetation, from various angles, sometimes seen from below and with a picturesque immediacy where, from up close, the flowers and the rock faces shrouded in mist dissolve into sensual brush strokes.
Andreas Schön studied at the academy in Düsseldorf in the class of Gerhard Richter and was his master student from 1979 to 1982. In the same tradition as Richter himself, Schön questions the possibilties of contemporary landscape painting on a meta level.
In his recent series "terraform", photographer Josef Schulz reduces the structures of landscapes to a bare minimum - as he did with images of architectural volumes before. By "condensing" the ammount of small- and micro-structures found in the photograph, Schulz creates and ideal and personal landscape at the same time.
more information about the show on my website
I would be very happy if you have the opportunity to visit the show and/or the linked website. Best regards,
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