We are pleased to present Tanya V. Abelson’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. We cordially invite you to the opening on June, 8th, 2022 from 6 to 9 pm accompanied by a live concert at 8 pm with musicians Max Murray on “Serpent” and Giovanni Sortino on “Drums”.
Tanya V. Abelson’s work emerges from the engagement and experimentation with the material. The artist combines raw materials such as paraffin, rubber, steel and leather – natural, partly untreated materials that have specific properties even in their rawest form – with products from industrial production, such as car tires, sports balls or a sleeping bag. The original rawness of the materials is deliberately retained in order to achieve a balance of contrast. The artist explores fields of tension not only with unusual combinations of materials, but also with the idiosyncratic way in which they are joined. Through lacing and deformation, the flexibility but also the resistance inherent in the materials are emphasized. With great sensitivity, the harmony and dissonance of opposites maintain a balance. Thus, Abelsons works are hard, rigid and artificial, but also organic, flexible, tender and immensely sensual.