if i were to want what i want i would be here

5 Nov 2009 – 12 Dec 2009

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Opening on 5th of november, 19 h

Jens Fehring Gallery

Hesse, Germany


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  • Schweizer Platz

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jens fehring gallery will be opening an exhibition on 5.11.2009 entitled ‚if i were to want what i want i would be here‘ featuring works by artist Juliane Melches, who was born in Herford and now lives in Dresden. The exhibition will open at 7:00 p.m. In spite of dusky lighting, cloud formations that are reminiscent of tornadoes, and open plains, the imaginary landscapes painted by Juliane Melches do not exude any uplifting or romantic sense of grandeur whatsoever. Powerful, dominant motifs provided by nature itself contrast with precision details executed with the help of carefully applied translucency and layering techniques. Her landscapes are often rough, virtually hostile, and reminiscent of far away planets or deep sea trenches. And yet this non-terrestrial bleakness is densely populated with signs of attempts at civilisation. In her work, the artist strives to uncover both subjective and collective fears, desires and hopes. Just like the fictitious residents of her landscapes who are never visible to the observer, she battles to secure a small corner of this self-chosen, barren desolation for her artistic research projects. The exhibition will be open for viewing from 6.11. - 5.12.2009 at jens fehring gallery in Frankfurt/Sachsenhausen.

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