until 19.12. | #2908ARTatBerlin | Galerie Michael Haas presents from 7th November 2020 the solo show Leave No Stone Unturned by the artist Gary Kuehn with works from the 60s until today.
In Gary Kuehn: Leave No Stone Unturned, Galerie Michael Haas shows paintings, sculptures and drawings by the American artist Gary Kuehn (*1939). The exhibition comprises works from six decades.
Gary Kuehn is one of the most famous artists in the USA, but he has also been exhibited continuously in Germany since the late 1960s. His extensive oeuvre includes sculptures, paintings, collages and drawings. Kuehn is not interested in illustrating purely structured and methodical work in his art. Rather, he constantly reacts anew to social contexts in relation to his own state of mind. This combination of emotional subjectivity and the perception of facts of an objective reality is the basis for his works. With an enormous sense for materiality and a craftsmanlike knowledge of its properties, Kuehn works with wood, metal, plaster, polyester, plexiglass, aluminium and steel.
Kuehn is best known for his sculptures from the 1960s, which at first glance seem like classics of Minimal Art. At second glance, however, their playful, personal and often contradictory nature creates a surprisingly subtle tension that has been stringently running through his extensive oeuvre for over five decades. Kuehn studied art history at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey in 1962 and visual arts at Rutgers State University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from 1964. The trained steelworker worked for years in construction and as a roofer, which he used to finance his studies. In 1979, he accepts an invitation from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to come to Berlin, where he spends a year working. Kuehn has held teaching positions at various American universities since 1965.
Vernissage: Friday, 7 November 2020, 11:00 a. m. – 6:00 p. m. The works can be seen in the gallery and in Kunst Lager Haas.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 7 November – Saturday, 17 December 2020To the Gallery
Image caption: Gary Kuehn, Berliner Serie, 1979
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