Exhibitions 2016

December 1, 2016 to January 14, 2017

lichtungen
Joachim Hoffmann

Sculptures

 

 

Exhibitions Opening: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m. 
Silvie Aigner will talk at the exhibition.

Exhibitions duration: November 30, 2016 to January 14, 2017

December 1, 2016 to January 14, 2017

DEFINITION BEYOND NOW
Florian Raditsch

Drawings

 

 

Exhibitions Opening: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m. 
Silvie Aigner will talk at the exhibition 

Exhibitions duration: November 30, 2016 to January 14, 2017

Many Told Tales
Laura J. Padgett
Photography

October 15 to November 26, 2016

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Vernissage: Wednesday, October 19,2016, 7.00 to 9.00 pm 

Petra Noll – Hammerstiel will talk at the exhibition 

Location: Grünangergasse 8, 1010 Wien 

Opening hours: Tues – Fri from 12 to 6 p.m., 
Sat from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Exhibition duration: October 15 to November 26, 2016

We are looking forward to your visit!




 

hoch.STAPELEI
Judith.P.Fischer
Drawings and Objects

Born in Linz, Upper Austria.
Lives and works in Vienna and Enzersdorf an der Fischa, Lower Austria.

Education
Diploma at the Neusprachlichen Gymnasium in Bruck an der Leitha, Lower Austria
Studied Art History at the University of Vienna
Studied Sculpture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Master Class of Prof. Wander Bertoni)
Studied Vocal Training, Lied, and Oratorio at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
1990 Graduated in Vocal Training and in Lied and Oratorio with Honors
1991 Graduated in Sculpture

Judith. P. Fischer is well known in art world for her sculptures and installations from nature inspired objects, which are made of artificial materials like latex, silicon and elastomer. Her fascination with human body, its parts and their transformations are visible in her earlier works in the 1990’s. Particularly expressive are hybrid objects where human, animal and/or vegetal are composed in a way they may remind on Hieronymus Bosch’s imagination. In her artworks the interaction between hard and soft elements plays an important role. In sculptures soft artificial materials are combined with plaster or steel, however hard and soft materials are shaped to carry the opposite sensation, i.e. silicon is pointy and looks sharp while steel is curved in irregular loops for example. Organic shapes often evolve towards crystalline but never lose their origin completely. They look like frozen in a transitory stage before they would reach total petrifaction and through connection of the alive and not alive this state acts slightly uncanny but not threatening, known and unknown at the same time, a little bit of “das Unheimliche”. Especially strong is the dichotomy of surface and the interior, of the visible and the premonition. The yellow Evolas may remind on a huge lemon-like body, but they could be eggs of a strange creature and the grey Cascade is springing out of the wall through a grate as it would be invading the room through a ventilation shaft. On the other hand the piled up pillows on the drawing look blown up, soft and weightless at the same time. They are like a pillar suspended in the air or because of the symmetric composition binding together the world above and below. Another step forward in this direction is the drawing “this is not a rabbit” in which are the dark and the light side clearly divided, the pillows are not mirror images but are perfectly complementary to each other. But still, even if the silhouette reminds on rabbit while the title assures the opposite, the buttons could be eyes of some scary deep-sea fish.(Vasjy Nagy)

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m.


Nina Schedlmayer will talk at the exhibition

Judith.P.Fischer and Johann Feilacher will attend the opening.

Exhibition duration: September 8th to October 15th, 2016




 

Eigentlichkeiten

Johann Feilacher
Sculptures

Johann Feilacher
Born 1954 in Villach, Carinthia
Studied medicine in Graz, Styria
Works as sculpturer since 1980
Since 2006 artistic director of Museum Gugging, Lower Austria
2011 Nomination as Professor

When today one hears someone mentioning the name of Johann Feilacher wooden sculptures of monumental dimensions are the first thing that comes to one's mind. Many of them have been executed as artworks for public spaces or parks in Austria and abroad. Huge trees, huge trunks offer to the artist a special behaviour towards wood as material, and he takes material seriously in elemental way, which anticipates already the title of two books about his work – Hölzer (Pieces of Wood). Working the wood with a chainsaw leaves rough texture on the surface and exposes the inner structure of fibres and the density, hardness. The next step is leaving some of the artworks to change under atmospheric conditions and insects, resulting in changing colour, texture and structure of wood. In some extreme cases even complete decay and therefore disappearance of the sculpture is planned, which shows a conceptualist approach to the artwork. Sometimes the “pieces of wood” are artificially coloured. Sometimes they get a red coating but they are more often burnt with a welding torch that allows creating black stains with high precision.
The hand of the artist is decisive and precise, but rough, almost violent. The sculptures are cultivated but they look somehow primitive. One group has been inspired by oceanic masks, the other one by shields and then another one by Stone Age axes. Their primordial qualities combine the basic elements and tell stories of Earth, time and life. They carry the knowledge, beauty and mystery of a distant space and time like it should be preserved for generations to come and they show in simple figures contemporary life. At first sight the monumentality of the sculptures gives the impression of sublimity but from up close they are really warm and intimate.(Vasj Nagy)

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m.


Nina Schedlmayer will talk at the exhibition

Judith.P.Fischer and Johann Feilacher will attend the opening.

Exhibition duration: September 8th to October 15th, 2016




Form
Giovanni Rindler
Sculptures

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, 7.00 to 9.00 p.m.
Exhibition duration: May 19th to July 9th, 2016

Speaking on the exhibition: Silvie Aigner
Giovanni Rindler will attend the opening.

 

 




Poussins Bühne
Gottfried Ecker
Objects, paintings and drawings

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, 7.00 to 9.00 p.m.
Exhibition duration: April 7th to May 14th, 2016

Speaking on the exhibition: Hartwig Knack
Gottfried Ecker will attend the opening.

 

Artist Gottfried Ecker lives in Vienna and has been making paintings and sculptures for quite some time now.
Like Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, and Markus Lüpertz before him, Gottfried Ecker is fascinated by Nicolas Poussin, one of the most important painters of the French Baroque. Poussin developed figural compositions using wax models that he arranged inside a peepshow box in order to visualize spatial constellations, size ratios, buildings, and perspectives.
With the sculpture titled Poussins Bühne (Poussin’s Stage), Ecker has created a modified dollhouse kitchen, a similar situation built up using constellations of figures and objects, which he goes on to paint in the second step. The etchings and watercolors in the Kopfschleuder (Head Shooter) series are the results of the spatial and staged situations that have been typical of Ecker’s work since 2002.
The fact that Ecker has studied Poussin’s color palate in detail can be seen in a hands-on sculpture that lets visitors create their own personal color combinations. Poussin’s mythological, allegorical, and religious themes reappear in Ecker’s ceramic work Gänse (Geese) and the wooden sculptures of the Sarkophage (Sarcophagi) series, in reference to Poussin’s numerous drawings of antique sarcophagi and reliefs. Multi-part canvas wall installations in different sizes and wooden sculptures play with Poussin’s lighting moods.
Ecker’s multifaceted art pieces create highly exciting image spaces. He breaks Poussin’s idealized landscapes and heroic scenes down to a poetic and sometimes also humorous and playful level, putting the academically and formally influenced French painter’s work into a whole new light.
Hartwig Knack

 

 




EISENTLICH
Florian Schaumberger
Sculptures

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7.00 to 9.00 pm
Exhibition duration: from February 25 to April 2, 2016

Speaking on the exhibition: Direktor Dr. Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Albertina Wien
Florian Schaumberger will attend the opening.

 

 




Rhythmus der Formen
Alfred Czerny
Sculpture and sketches

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016, 7.00 to 9.00 pm
Exhibition duration: from January 21st to February 20th, 2016

Speaking on the exhibition: Silvie Aigner

 

 




Special presentation

Franz Fischer
The Forgotten Wotruba Pupil