at The University of Chicago

Katharina Grosse

Atoms Inside Balloons
April 29 – June 10, 2007

Katharina Grosse - Atoms Inside Balloons, April 29
Katharina Grosse
Atoms Inside Balloons, April 29, 2007
The work of Dusseldorf-based artist Katharina Grosse (b. 1961, Germany) presses against or explodes the confines of the painterly tradition.  Engaging a range of surfaces, including aluminum, canvas, paper, and existing architectural elements, Grosse?s site-specific abstract paintings are executed in a manner that emphasizes color over brushwork, movement over stasis, and transience over permanence.  Although often indoor works, her sprayed wall paintings are not restricted to gallery spaces-corridors and stairwells and other through spaces are used to constrain and direct the viewer both physically and visually through the work.  This will be the artist?s first one-person exhibition in the Midwest.


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