Private Viewing: «Dialogue III: Light»
Private Viewing: Protected content , with work from Keith Sonnier & Michael Venezia
Join me for an intimate, private viewing of two important representatives of postmodernism, Keith Sonnier & Michael Venezia. In their works, light shows its qualities as a «graphic» sculptural element just as well as in dynamic «painterly» means.
We will be treated to a guided tour of the exhibition by Häusler Contemporary’s art historian Julia Kruckenhauser.
The importance of this exhibition is further reinforced with great sadness due to the passing of Kieth Sonnier last week.
«Dialogue III: Light» is dedicated to two artists, both of whom worked in the New York art milieu from the late Protected content and developed approaches with which they made a significant contribution to the renewal of art: Keith Sonnier in the field of sculpture, Michael Venezia in painting. While the latter discovered the paint spray gun in order to leave behind the handwriting of the brush stroke, the former began to integrate neon tubes into his objects, which were previously mainly used in advertising. Both artists appropriated materials from industry and everyday life in a then revolutionary gesture in order to develop a new, artistic aesthetic that coins our understanding of art to this day.
Space is very limited, so please be considerate of others & only sign up if you will definitely attend. Photos by Peter Baracchi.
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