The highlights of Gabler’s exhibition are three monumental works: two woodcuts (200 x 140 cm; edition 3, 2014) as well as the ink drawing “Youkobo II” (200 x 136 cm, 2013). Furthermore, two portfolios of drypoints will be exhibited. Given their dimensions (8 x 6 to 18 x 13 cm), these works have the characteristics of miniatures and reveal another aspect of the series.
The attraction between the two poles, Murano and Youkobo, between Italy and Japan, originated Patrick Gabler’s current works. They are inspired both thematically and technically by these two places and recall the swirling Japanese streams or the bubbling clusters of clouds in Baroque Italian landscape drawings. All of the works in the series make reference to the reduced geometric charts from Antiquity and the Middle Ages with their tradition of representing the sky or cosmos in a circular shape.