Panke Gallery (Berlin) and JAUS (Los Angeles) are delighted to present “Metanatural Landscapes: Berlin - Los Angeles Connect” presenting works by artists Aram Bartholl, Petja Ivanova and Iona Vreme Moser from Berlin, and Gil Kuno, Rebeca Méndez and Eric Vrymoed from Los Angeles.
The “Metanatural Landscapes” exhibition is not about nature or the landscape per se. Instead, this exhibition showcases divergent works with overt references to nature in an attempt to examine the filtered perception of nature rather than nature itself. Examples include a series of moving images of Icelandic sea and landscapes shot on grainy 16mm film transferred to an intentionally glitchy video ( Méndez), photographs of large scale color photographs of beaches situated within the context of a real tourist beach destination (Bartholl), a sound installation of leaves by Iona Vreme Moser or a cartoon-like owl sculpture perched on a tree branch constructed with the help of a CDC printer (Vrymoed). This exhibition will hopefully serve as an opportunity for visitors to contemplate and reflect upon how human awareness of nature and the landscape has been affected by the media, entertainment, and the internet, especially for the city dweller.