German painter Jochen Twelker will travel from Berlin to work on what he calls "an anthology of pattern and ornament". Short Cuts will be painted directly on the walls of the gallery, transforming it into an ephemeral canvas whose images must be painted over when the exhibition ends. At first glance his painted installations appear as pure abstraction, but closer examination reveals multi-coloured fabrics and clothes - fashions of countless times, cultures, and tastes. Languages of painting, image, and associative meaning are spoken in a riot of colour and shape, a feast for the senses.
The paintings show a kind of culture clash, Twelker says, and what you see is lots of multi-patterned clothes, hanging in close lines or found as chaotic heaps. Short Cuts is a plea for complexity and against purity and dogmatism of all kinds.
May 9, 2003 to May 31, 2003
2003.0509 SHOExhibitionAssemblage, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Time Based Binder 33