For his most recent curatorial venture, Marco Breuer has brought together the work of Nancy Cohen, Tim Davis, Tony Feher, Julian Kreimer, Fawn Krieger, Marguerite Kahrl, and James Hegge, a group of artists who engage in a dialogue between interior and exterior worlds, beyond simple duality.
curated by Marco Breuer
Once when we are without worry
we see a cross-country runner in a blue sweat suit
running past us
but then we see
that the cross-country runner is running down a street:
because we are no longer without worry;
finally we see
that the cross-country runner is not running down the street in a sweat suit
but in a long coat
that interferes with his running:
because we are uneasy;
and then we see
while leaning out the train window
how the cross-country runner is waving to us:
as a sign
that we are again without worry
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition curated by artist Marco Breuer titled The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld. The exhibition takes its title from a 1967 poem by Austrian writer Peter Handke. For his most recent curatorial venture, Breuer has brought together the work of Nancy Cohen, Tim Davis, Tony Feher, Julian Kreimer, Fawn Krieger, Marguerite Kahrl, and James Hegge, a group of artists who engage in a dialogue between interior and exterior worlds, beyond simple duality.
Many of the works in the exhibition are fragments, open possibilities. The attitude is one of questioning, the formal framework often temporary. The work conveys doubt and acknowledges complexities of the world around and within us: the possibility of the simultaneous existence of a state and its opposite. These artists reject simplistic reduction: art is not illustration. Illustration is illustration. For the artists in this exhibition art constitutes a process of searching: an incremental procedure, tentative, requiring the recognition and often the embrace of glaring contradictions.
Image: Marguerite Kahrl
Opening november 20, 2008
Von Lintel Gallery
555 West 25th Street - New York