MARIELIS SEYLER

Fotografien

"THREE OUT OF SOME"

Freitag, den 2. Dezember 2016

von 15:00 bis 21:00 Uhr

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MARIELIS SEYLER

PLASTIK UND UMWELT

3. September 2016 - 9. Oktober 2016

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MARIELIS SEYLER

"lauter kleine bilder"

20. November 2015 - 9. Jänner 2016

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Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound

Featuring work by Robert Saywitz + Marielis Seyler
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 4-6pm

Over the Edge - Saywitz

 

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, on Saturday, October 25, 4-6pm at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center. On view October 25 through November 23, 2014, the group exhibition is juried by Claire Gilman, Curator, The Drawing Center and co-curated by Yuko Nii and Rebecca Cuomo. Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound will feature selections from Robert Saywitz's Suspended Beliefs series, work from Marielis Seyler's Transparency series, among works by other notable artists.

Robert Saywitz's Suspended Beliefs examine whether one can suspend the trauma of their waking lives and seek refuge in their sleep—exploring the landscape where waking life interacts with the unconscious. The works are highly personal and deal with the layered and idiosyncratic nature of storytelling and memory—and their roles within family relationships. This ongoing series of visual poems are created using ink, collage, and an antique manual typewriter on paper. The typewritten texts are taken from the artist’s personal diaries and poems while the collaged texts are from a variety of found sources. The width of each work is determined by the typewriter’s maximum paper width and cut vertically at varying lengths—some works comprised of multiple panels connected vertically. Each piece is suspended from the ceiling with unwound tape from audio music cassettes—resembling an oversize mobile— which relates to the artist’s childhood reliance on listening to music in order to fall asleep.

Maria Schindelegger, Collection and Exhibition Manager, The Walther Collection, Germany, describes Marielis Seyler's photo emulsion on transparent paper Transparency Pictures as such: "The artist chooses a transparent paper as a base for the pictures, on which the photo emulsion is applied. Through the development process, the paper receives a vital, in part, torn—thus injured—three-dimensional surface, which lends this series the character on transient photographic objects. The paper is emancipated of its function as a base medium and becomes predominantly a base for a purpose, such as supporting the photograph in its power of expression."

Artists who use paper as the primary medium for their artworks defy the mainstream understanding of books as antiquated artifacts and paper as a cheap, disposable commodity. These materials are used as points of departure for infinite creative possibilities achieved through drawing, painting, cutting, carving, printing, folding, sculpting, and assembling art that highlights the universality of paper. Throughout human history, paper has been essential in countless developments that have transformed the way we think, live, and act. For centuries, printed publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, and pamphlets were the primary sources for information and communication. In recent years, however, these printed publications are becoming obsolete as we increasingly rely on digital platforms. In addition to this paradigm shift, environmental concerns are cited as reason to abandon published print and reduce paper products in favor of a more eco-friendly digital alternative.

Over the Edge - Seyler

 

DATE/S + TIME/S

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 4-6pm
Exhibition Dates: October 25 - November 23, 2014
Exhibition Hours: Friday, Saturday + Sunday, 12-6pm

LOCATION

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211


EXPERIMENT ANALOG
Fotografische Handschriften im Zeitalter des Digitalen

Eröffnung: 30. Oktober 2014, 19 Uhr

31. Oktober bis 14. Dezember 2014
Künstlerhaus, Obergeschoß

Over the Edge - Seyler

Marielis Seyler, "Gespensterbaum", Transparentbild, 120 x 100cm, 2010

Begrüßung: Peter Zawrel, Künstlerhaus
Zum Monat der Fotografie: Thomas Licek
Zur Ausstellung: Karin Mack und Maria Christine Holter, Kuratorinnen