Exhibition

Martha Jungwirth | Kate MccGwire

6 Mar 2015 – 18 Apr 2015

Galerie Michael Haas

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Galerie Michael Haas presents a comprehensive selection of recent paintings by the Vienna-based painter, remarkable feather sculptures by Kate MccGwire.

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The paintings by Martha Jungwirth (*1940) are powerful, explosive, exciting, sensory, emotional and sometimes silent and tender: Loose lines and compressed pastose, but also transparent marks and areas of oil paint on cardboard.

In the 1960s, Jungwirth's painting was more strongly related to reality. Everyday objects, landscapes and the self appeared in her works. In 1968, Jungwirth had her first large-scale exhibition, in which she presented her works together with five other painters in the legendary exhibition 'Wirklichkeiten' (Realities), curated by Otto Breicha in the Wiener Secession.

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The British sculptor Kate MccGwire (*1964), whose art has already been shown in numerous group exhibitions in museums throughout Europe as well as the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, has previously worked with diverse materials such as hair, pasta or bones. However, for the last several years, sculptures made of feathers have become her trademark. In 2006, she began using this found material in her art; now she meets the higher demand thanks to the help of farmers and pigeon fanciers who send her feathers by post. Carved, solid forms serve as the foundation of her sculptures.

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