Barbara Gross Galerie: NORBERT PRANGENBERG Works 1984–2012 | KIKI SMITH New Sculptures - 17 July 2014 to 14 Aug 2014
Norbert Prangenberg, Figur, 1998
clay, fired and glazed
37 x 32 x 16 cm
NORBERT PRANGENBERG Works 1984–2012
KIKI SMITH New Sculptures
July 17–August 14, 2014
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Coinciding with the group show Ceramic Spaces at the Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen and the exhitbition A Room for Prangenberg at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the gallery presents a selected group of works by Norbert Prangenberg. Since 1990, the painter and sculptor created so-called Figurs – large reclining and standing vessel-like sculptures made of clay that bear witness to his individual treatment of color and form. A group of small-scaled, colorfully-glazed ceramics from 1998 were only recently discovered in his estate; a selection of them is now on display for the very first time. The exhibition is completed by a group of faiences, made since 2003, the so-called Scenes, early drawings and oil paintings from his late career.
In the skylight room, the gallery presents new works by Kiki Smith. The juxtaposition of the silver sculpture Return, the two bronze sculptures Flower Heads, she made at a traditional foundry in Tuscany, and the woodcut Frontier displays the multifacetedness of the artist‘s working methods. While the Flower Heads are inspired by Asian sculptures, Return refers to the artist‘s experiences in nature. The portrait Frontier belongs to a series of prints in which the light, symbolizing all living creatures, is the main topic. For more than three decades, Kiki Smith continuously surprises with new themes, that result from her personal experiences as well as from her view of art history. A wide range of artistic disciplines is characteristic for her work: reaching from drawing, sculpture and printmaking to stained glass and tapestry.
Norbert Prangenberg, born 1949 in Rommerskirchen-Nettesheim, Germany, died 2012 in Krefeld, Germany. Professor at the Kunstakademie München from 1993 until 2012. Selected solo exhibitions: Städtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen, 2012, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, 2008, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, 2005, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum, Krefeld, 2004. Participation at the Biennial of Sydney, 1986 and at the Documenta 7 in Kassel, 1982. Selected group exhibitions: Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 2014, Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, 2011, CAM-Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2010, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2009.
Private and Public Collections: Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung und Staatl. Graphische Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Staatl. Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum, Krefeld, Lauffs Collection.
Kiki Smith, born 1954 in Nuremberg, Germany, lives and works in New York. Member of the America Academy of Arts and Letters since 2005.
Selected solo exhibitions: Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, 2012, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, 2011, The Brooklyn Museum, NY, 2010, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Fondació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2008, Whitney Museum, NY, 2005, MoMA, NY, 2004. Participation at the Venice Biennial and at the Whitney Biennial. Selected group exhibitions: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2013, PS1 MoMA, NY, 2006, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2004, Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2003, Städtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 2000 Private and Public Collections: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and MoMA, NY, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Tate & Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld.
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