Some Settlements. In her work, McBride explores quite an unconventional and unorthodox notion of sculpture and installation. Her exceedingly complex works deal with architectural contexts and topics related to urban planning and design and question their inherent sociological and sociopolitical problems.
Konrad Fischer Galerie is happy to welcome Rita McBride, with her solo show "Some Settlements" among the gallery's artists. Rita McBride (b. 1960, Des Moines, Iowa) is certainly to be counted among the most internationally renowned and distinguished contemporary artists. In her work Rita McBride explores quite an unconventional and unorthodox notion of sculpture and installation. McBride's exceedingly complex works deal with architectural contexts and topics related to urban planning and design and question their inherent sociological and sociopolitical problems.
Oftentimes, in her idiosyncratic handling of materials like Murano glass, adhesive tape, rattan, vinyl and standard suspended ceiling systems the audience is confronted with an "offbeat" aesthetic which is metaphorical as well as humorous. Rita McBride introduces a somewhat "retro-active" reading of the interrelation of material, modernity and utopia. At the same time she puts on trial terms like standard, seriality, form & function. Ambiguity, alienation and fictionality within the context of architectonical and urban structures are also brought into focus.
At Konrad Fischer Galerie Rita McBride will present sculptures made of steel, copper and bronze. Also on view at Fischer Galerie, will be her room-size installation "National Chain". Rita McBride´s one person exhibition at Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach will be opening the next day on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 12:00 noon.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue published by DuMont.
Opening: Saturday, September 13 2008, 4 -6 pm
Konrad Fischer Galerie
Platanestrasse, 7 - Dusseldorf