Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hyper Hyper (Group Show). Michael Reid - Berlin.

There were some familiar faces from my time in New Zealand on the walls and in the gallery at the vernissage, for the group show at Michael Reid Berlin on Friday evening (March 3, 2017).
David Palliser, Conny Maier, Jennifer Woelki.
David Ralph

Jennifer Woelki.
David Ralph.
Yvette Coppersmith, Darren Wardle, Conny Maier
Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Yvette Coppersmith, Darren Wardle, Conny Maier
From the press release: The definition of hyper is ‘too excited and energetic’, or ‘having too much of a quality’.
Hyper Hyper, a group exhibition, features a seemingly disparate range of medium, scale, palette, and subject matter. The scope of works belies an inherent cohesiveness – that of the hyper; hyper coloured, hyper fabricated, hyper conscious.
The exhibition yields an unreality, from Joseph Marr’s sickly sweet sugar figures, to David Palliser’s dreamy mindscapes, to Jennifer Woelki’s pairing back of gesture and painterly abstraction to a core essence. Everything is profoundly true, but dramatically skewed, recognisably ‘real’, yet undeniably illusory.

Hyper Hyper marks the beginning of Michael Reid Berlin’s 2017 exhibition programme.
March 3 – April 15, 2017
Joseph Marr
Joseph Marr
Darren Wardle, Darren Wardle, David Palliser
Darren Wardle (detail).
Scott Gardiner (detail).
Scott Gardiner (detail), David palliser.

Participating Artists:
Yvette Coppersmith (AU)
Scott Gardiner (AU)
Okka-Esther Hungerbühler (DE)
Benjamin Lichtenstein (AU)
Conny Maier (DE)
Joseph Marr (AU/DE)
David Palliser (AU)
David Ralph (AU/DE)
Laura Skerlj (AU)
Darren Wardle (AU)
Jennifer Woelki (DE)

Michael Reid Berlin

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