until 22.10. | #2842ARTatBerlin | Galerie ART CRU Berlin shows from September 11, 2020, the group exhibition with works by 13 artists from the Open Studio St. Hedwig.
Chaos and order are forces we all have to deal with. 13 artists from the Open Studio St. Hedwig show how chaos can be given space by ordering it and thus not being subject to it.
The conceptual dichotomy plays an important role in the world of art and in the creation of artworks. Elements from both sides can play an important role in the artistic process. As principles of “order” one could mention, for example: the “meticulous” observance of color compositional rules, the orientation towards artistic traditions or a strict discipline in the application of certain techniques.
Examples of elements of “chaos” may be: the anarchic negation of all specifications, the break with everything that was before or the decision to work exclusively with new media and experimental forms of expression. The field of tension between chaos and order, which every artist has to deal with in the development of his or her work, offers an almost inexhaustible space for creativity.
In the exhibition, various artistic positions are presented that make this confrontation tangible for the viewer. Martin Nieder, for example, creates pictures that radiate a cool order, but behind which a great secret, an unpredictable riddle, always seems to be hidden. Gabriele Graul worked with great joy of experimentation and spontaneity on abstract compositions whose atmospheric color effects sometimes remind of Impressionism, sometimes of Action Painting.
The technically versatile Guthrie McDonald is represented with a small selection of overpaintings. In the work “get lucky 1”, the figure was painted over on a magazine sheet with a two-dimensional application of paint to the head and body in such a way that when we look at it, normative principles of order, with which we would normally immediately and unconsciously classify the figure under consideration, suddenly appear to us to be unsuitable for somehow evaluating what we have seen. Or does the stiletto of a high heel still shine out down there?
In her work “Corona”, Belhe Zaimoglus deals with possible effects of the omnipresent virus on humans and animals in an enigmatic overall composition, which is characterized by a transparent conciseness in the use of color and her own intrepid and expressively chosen form.
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Soft opening: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 6 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Friday, September 11 – Thursday, October 22, 2020
Attention, changed opening hours: Tue + Thu 12 – 6 p.m., Wed. 2 – 6 p.m.To the Gallery
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