Christiane Feser, 'In Between'

22 May 2021 – 26 Jun 2021

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Von Lintel Gallery

Santa Monica
California, United States

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Christiane Feser is known for her ongoing series of photoobjects—three-dimensional, photographic sculptures that behave like representational and optical experiments; simultaneously exploring the perceptions of a camera and a person.


Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce that we are relocating the Von Lintel Gallery again. If there is one thing I have learned from this life altering pandemic, it is that online is great, but seeing work in person is so much more rewarding.

In this covid/post-covid environment I want to make sure that whoever wants to visit the gallery and our exhibitions can do so in the easiest and safest way possible.

I am relocating the gallery from DTLA to the historic Bergamot Art Center in Santa Monica, where access by car or train is so easy and parking is abundant. The gallery will be located in Unit A-7, directly opposite from my good friend Rose Soshana, the brilliant gallerist behind Rose Gallery.

Von Lintel Gallery will first open its doors to the public on May 15th, with its first opening scheduled for Saturday, the 22nd of May, 2021 from Noon to 7pm.

The opening exhibition will be exciting new work by German photographer Christiane Feser. Feser approaches photography uniquely. She is not content with making a photograph that references a past situation or moment in time. She makes a three dimensional sculptural object and then photographs it, rendering it two dimensional. Feser often prints two copies of the same photograph and cannibalizes one of them to add three dimensionality back to the original flat photograph. It is a very complex process to describe, as each physical intervention is unique, whether it be cutting, folding, puncturing or adding additional material. This is photography taken way beyond pushing the shutter release button to take a picture. Feser’s constant change from material to photograph back to material, due to her meticulous interventions, confronts the viewer with a key question which is: What am I looking at? What is physical and what is a reproduction?

In her new Series ‘Tiefer’ (‘Tiefer’ is German for deeper) Feser concentrates on the various aspects of focus in photography. Focus in images can be interpreted differently, either in terms of sharpness when motion is involved or in depth of field. In these works Feser generated the lack of focus by using transparent paper in both the original photograph as well as physically adding it onto the print itself. The work now seems to point to a space behind the image by suggesting transparency. Feser is hereby once again pushing how she is forcing the viewer to question what they are seeing.

Christiane Feser was born in Würzburg, Germany in 1977. She studied photography at the Offenbach University of Art and Design in Germany. Selected permanent collections include the The Getty Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Mönchehaus Museum and the DZ Bank Art Collection among others.

We look forward to welcoming you at Bergamot Station. For questions and additional material please email gallery@vonlintel.com.

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