25 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Paul Beumer (NL), Kristan Kennedy (US) and David Roth (AT), the three artists presented at Parallel Vienna, can all be qualified as painters. However they do not limit their painterly practice to the well trodden path of oil on a stretched rectangular canvas. They regularly prefer to take the canvas off of the stretcher and let painted fabrics behave of their own accord. Some produce their own fabrics and dye or paint on them, others expose their painted textiles to the natural elements.
Dürst Britt & Mayhew first brought these artists together in last year’s international group show ‘Stretch Release‘, which focused on ‘paintings’ that do not necessarily ask to be hung rectangularly from a wall, but can just as well be placed as markers within the architecture of a given space. Works that subtly influence the viewers’ gaze and movements, without immediately turning into obvious sculptural interventions.
The presentation at Parallel Vienna can be seen as a sequence to ‘Stretch Release’ in a compressed form.
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