Extended through May 21
REFLECTING ABSTRACTION curated by Dean Daderko featuring Sadie Benning, Abigail DeVille, Nina Hoffmann and Ulrike Müller
Vogt Gallery is pleased to present Reflecting Abstraction and to announce the grand opening of the gallery. The inaugural exhibition is curated by Dean Daderko and features work by Sadie Benning, Abigail DeVille, Nina Hoffmann and Ulrike Müller.
Clarice Lispector said “the smallest piece of a mirror is always the whole mirror.” Is it also true that the smallest piece of a body is always, somehow, the whole body?
The use of figural or anatomic references in a work of art can offer viewers the opportunity to imagine themselves or other bodies in a place that is otherwise undefined. This is a space of possibility, where new ways of being in the world can be experimented with, and where a body can be free of the limitations imposed on it.
…a body, the body, her body, your body… Abstraction functions in an active space somewhere between object and mirror. It allows viewers a chance to see themselves, or a portion or aspect of themselves, as part of a bigger picture. Reflecting Abstraction investigates painting and photography’s abstract engagements with the figure and the shifting subjective positions that these relationships outline. (Dean Daderko)
Vogt Gallery focuses on drawing attention to the complex artistic and cultural ties that bind New York to both Europe and Latin America. Vogt Gallery seeks to challenge mid-career as well as up-and-coming artists of diverse backgrounds to create new visual and conceptual vocabularies to reinvigorate these bonds.
With this exhibition Vogt Gallery launches a series of shows which aim to put an emphasis on curatorial practice to further artistic discussion. The gallery will also serve as a venue for performance art.