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Berty Skuber, Labels

Pavel Zoubok Gallery
533 West 23rd Street, 212-675-7490
Chelsea
January 5 - February 4, 2006
Reception: Thursday, January 5, 6 - 8 PM
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Berty Skuber, a longtime friend of Fluxus, lives and works in Fie, north of Bolzano, Italy. For the exhibition Labels, Skuber will be showing fourteen patch-works (created from clothing labels) accompanied by matching drawings that review and reconsider their themes and images. In addition, five large collages on paper that integrate reflections on the theme of labels, are more representative of the usual concerns of Skuber’s work: a kind of phantasmagoria of drawn and painted imagery, both representative and abstract, photography and writing, both real and simulated.

These last works can be seen as more complex treatments of the same concerns to be found in the small collages that accompany the special edition of the catalog Under Penalty of Law (2002) shown with Emily Harvey in the fall of 2002, and then later, in 2003, Clasing & Etage, M√ľnster; Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano; Archivio Emily Harvey, Venezia; Museo di Villa Croce, Genova and also included in the exhibition Threadbare: Subversive Aesthetics, SAC Gallery at New York State University, Stony Brook, New York.

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