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BHWF (Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation)
111 Front Street, Room 216
April 2 - May 28, 2009
Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6 - 8:30 PM
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Curated by Dmitry Komis

The Watermill Brooklyn Gallery, located in DUMBO, is pleased to announce the New York solo debut of Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt. A fall 2008 artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center, Voigt presents a series of eleven large-format vertical-rectangular diptychs entitled STAAT/Random I-XI. Working in the tradition of a post-conceptual drawing that incorporates the production process into the work, Voigt¹s work straddles the line between drawing, writing, and notation, presenting a complex network of spatial patterns and structural sequences.

Voigt’s gestures record real and imagined events, both mundane and culturally significant. They reveal spaces that are empirically familiar yet explore the infinite possibilities of the world¹s landscapes. Diverse elements such as electricity, pop music hits, kisses, airplanes, explosions, and the flight patterns of eagles have all been previously mapped by Voigt according to various axes (i.e. duration of time, temperature change, velocity or geographic location), ultimately to be read as diagrams of rhythms and experiences.

In STAAT/Random I-XI, Voigt turns her unique approach toward exploring the framework and function of the State. As various elements develop out of themselves, merging with others, they form a repetitive diagram of arrows and letters ­ symbols which may at first seem enigmatic to the viewer, yet form a harmonious whole.

Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977, Frankfurt, Germany) emerged as Meisterschüler from the class of Katharine Sieverding, at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin (UdK, 2004). Since then, she has been widely exhibited in Europe in solo and group exhibitions. Upcoming exhibitions include Jorinde Voigt at IVAM (Valencia), and solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Heidelberg (HDKV), Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (Netherlands), Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), and Kunsthalle Kiel (Germany). Her work is represented by Gallery Fahnemann (Berlin), Gallery Bernd Klüser (Munich), and Gallery Christian Lethert (Cologne).

Major support for the exhibition has been provided by Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin.
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