XC.HuA Gallery brings the first solo exhibition of the German artist Dorothea Reese-Heim, which covers three important series of works on the artist’s exploration over the past 30 years. It is not easy to generalize an overview of the entire concept of Dorothea Reese-Heim’s artistic creation in the past few decades. Each series of works live a certain degree of continuity while having a diversity. The artist is interested in processes related to materials that pose a challenge and at the same time are aesthetic. The work can be the translucent, the transparent, the light and the shadow, but also the physicality that emerges from the line. The uncovered visual effect reveals the different levels and ideas of creative materials and concepts.
“Giving an overview of my entire work is not so easy; it lives from the diversity but also from a certain continuity. I am interested in processes related to materials that pose a challenge and at the same time are aesthetic. It is the translucent, the transparent, the light and the shadow, but also the physicality that emerges from the line. The undisguised gaze that reveals processes and reveals different levels. ”
Three work areas that deal with perception and viewing habits will be shown in the XC.HuA Gallery Beijing. An installation focuses on images from the daily press, which are combined into an archive and a space of memory. In a second installation, the mirror image ‘Spiegelfechter’ (mirror fencer) is portrayed and at the same time the view of the sky is brought to earth. The third part deals with the memory of words. Writing as a metaphor for thoughts and stories. ‘Versiegelte Schriften’ (Sealed Writings) are books that can never be read or opened. ”
About the exhibition
Dates: Sep 14, 2019 – Nov 3, 2019
Opening: Sep 14, 16:00
Venue: XC.HuA Gallery
Courtesy of the artist and XC.HuA Gallery, for further information please visit https://galerie-xchua.com.