The series Im Garten II develops a city portrait which consists of a combination of various elements: fragments of buildings, window views, fassades, which remind one of Specker's earlier series Teilchentheorie and Speckergruppen. Those elements are contasted by organic imagery such as trees and hedges.
Im Garten II
We are pleased to announce the solo exhibition Im Garten II of Heidi Specker featuring the latest group of photographs by the Berlin based artist.
The series Im Garten II develops a city portrait which consists of a combination of various elements: fragments of buildings, window views, fassades, which remind one of SpeckerÂ¹s earlier series Teilchentheorie and Speckergruppen. Those elements are contasted by organic imagery such as trees and hedges.
This broader approach within Heidi SpeckerÂ¹s oeuvre coincides with the introduction of more narrative aspects of the pictorial language. The windows appear eyelike in the faces of the building fassades. They seam to communicate in a dialogue with the structures of the tree barch in which one discovers reveries of expressions of faces as well.
Heidi Specker pursues structures of perception and constructs systems which analyse the gaze. SpeckerÂ¹s camera scans the structure of surfaces: she scans the city. The fragmented images which Specker creates are being composed into wall filling, filmic sequences, with animated cuts and close-ups. It is a visualisation which hints at the narrative of a walk through the city. A seamingly universal order appears within the urban entropie. Whereas earlier works were dominantely defined by graphic patterns and surfaces, the new series displays an increasingly important role of colour and especially light which sculpts the pictorial space. The images become more and more atmospherically loaded.
Private view on Friday, April 2, 2004 from 7-9 pm
In the Image: Im Garten â€“ Bismarckstrasse, 2003, (D-Print) 65 x 50 cm
Heidi Speckers is currently also exhibiting at:
Concrete May 8 Â June 13, 2004 at the Brotfabrik, Prenzlauer Prom. 3, D-13086 WeiÃŸensee
Berlinskaja Lazur, House of Photography, Moscow, March 25 Â April 1, 2004
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Galerie Barbara Thumm
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