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HELENE APPEL : WAVES
Feb 24 - Mar 26, 2017 FINAL WEEK
Helene Appel’s attention to detail is manifest in a forensic gaze onto familiar objects from an aerial view: the full-to-the-brim kitchen sink, uncooked pasta, a puddle of spilled water, a Pollack fillet. The discarded, the everyday, and the domestic are represented objectively and yet, the very act of painting these motifs admits tender attention. Her forthcoming solo exhibition of new paintings at The Approach attest the German artist’s precision and diligence, and asserts a quiet defiance to the cliché of the ‘intuitive’ gesture of the genius painter.
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THE PROBLEM WITH HAVING A BODY...
Apr 6 - May 14, 2017
Across generations and geographical and political contexts, the artists in this group exhibition share a concern with the way the female body occupies, structures and integrates with its surrounding space. The problem with having a body / is that it always needs to be somewhere will suggest correlations and reciprocities between the practices of Heidi Bucher, Kiki Kogelnik, Zilia Sánchez and Ana Vieira in the 1960s and 1970s and recent work by Alexandra Bircken, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Paul Maheke and B. Ingrid Olson. Methods of casting and the direct contact between the body and the material are prevalent in the exhibition, exploring the human scale, performativity and spatiality through movement and physical labour.

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