extended until 24.01. | #2233ARTatBerlin | Galerie Fahnemann currently shows an exhibition with artworks by the artists Günther Förg, Imi Knoebel, Raimund Gierke and Frank Stella.
Frank Stella shows the series Shards.
“When it comes to printing, I have to work the same way I do painting, different media, different qualities, but in the end it’s all about the same problem: it has to be art.”
The series “Shards”, consisting of five main sheets – each lithography and screen printing – and four variants, was printed with up to 43 colors from 49 lithoplates and 3 sieves. It is one of Stellas most important graphic creations.
Stella made the collages as a study for painted reliefs, but then first produced the prints. He then sliced the litho plates of the “Shards” to make three-dimensional designs for the reliefs. The word “shards” refers to Stella’s use of found materials from other works.
Particularly noteworthy is that Stella, unlike his irregularly limited works, has thought of the pure rectangular shape. He said to the motives for the series that he has “a lot of room to paint” in it. Obviously, the wide brushstrokes interweave with a latticework covering the entire surface and with forms in the form of geometric implements such as protractors and curved rulers. This includes the pantograph, which is a defining element in the “Shards”. It is an adjustable tool for draftsmen whose contours have been extended. It is a mechanical precision instrument for transferring drawings on the same, larger or smaller scale.
Stella said, “It illustrates the idea of juxtaposing the same shape on a different scale.” He means, for example, the round shapes that appear in all the leaves, such as in the middle in Shards 1A or in the upper right corner in Shards II and V.
Exhibition period: Friday, 14th September to Saturday, 10th November 2018 – ATTENTION: extended until 24.01.2019!
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Exhibition Förg, Knoebel, Gierke und Stella – Galerie Fahnemann | Zeitgenössische Kunst | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin | Kunst in Berlin | Galerien Berlin | ART at Berlin