Thursday, April 19, 2007
"Inventions and Uncommon Places", April 19 - June 2, 2007
(Jorg Rothenpieler, 2007. Ink)
SNAP Gallery, having never looked better since its move from 104th St., and now with new Director Katherine Thompson on helm, shows Munster artist Jorg Rothenpieler's meticulous investigations of the wonders around him. Printmaking continues to be a mystery to those wary of its stern intensity and gruelling labour process. The prints usually reveal a familiar world, but the art lies in the process of those lines and shadows. Rothenpieler's focus on the abstract resonance of urban construction gives plenty to the atmospheric grade of printmaking. Able to give ordinary brick walls a mood that we may only see at a certain time in a certain light, to engrain an emotion to a snapshot of reality, the illusion comes across rather humbly and humbling.
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