The exhibition ‘Content is a Glimpse’ presents the work of five painters: Anna Tuori (Helsinki), David Schutter (Chicago), Fiona Rae (London), Jorge Queiroz (Lisbon), Mark Lammert (Berlin),
‘Content is a Glimpse’ centers on the way the human figure is evoked and deconstructed in contemporary painting. Five artists with different backgrounds present works that imagine, form, and deform the human figure, or otherwise allude to the body. The image above shows a work from the series ‘Walkers’ by Anna Tuori.
The exhibition borrows its title from the words of Willem de Kooning, who pointed to short moments of insight – each encounter like a flash – that can occur while looking at a painting. The figuration in de Kooning’s work is not something that can be pinned down as an objective fact, rather it resides and is hidden in painterly gestures, color marks, and abstraction. It comes and goes, it is part of the dynamics of perception. This quality can also be found in the works of the five artists participating in the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Jurriaan Benschop and will be on view from 24 November 2018 till 26 January 2019 at Efremidis Gallery, Ernst Reuter Platz 2, Berlin Charlottenburg. Preview 23 Nov. 6-8 pm.