NEW YORK—Matthias Bitzer presented “Saturnine Swing,” an engaging exhibition of conceptual works in a range of mediums at both locations of Marianne Boesky Gallery. Bitzer’s goal was to create “a metaphysical space that weaves history, memory, and narrative into a multi-layered realm that addresses the issues activated by our comprehension of reality,” according to the gallery.
The gallery further notes: “For this exhibition, Bitzer’s particular references include Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas and Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s notion of the rhizome – eclectic, complementary concepts that offer rich philosophical and aesthetic holdings pertaining to the organization and presentation of reality. Bitzer mines these notions to convey and explore the idea of a network that bridges gaps in our perception of time and space.”
“Saturnine Swing” is Bitzer’s first solo exhibition in New York and at the gallery. The exhibition was on view from March 27 to April 26, 2014. The images below are from the West 24th Street space.
All photos by Arts Observer
From left, “Ether cartography,” 2014 (paper and epoxy on wood) and “Incorruptible bond,” 2013 (mixed media).
“Melted Landscape,” 2014 (found photograph, collage frame, paper on wood).
Installation view of “Saturnine Horse,” 2014 (wire, thread, spray paint).
“Saturnine Horse,” 2014 (wire, thread, spray paint).
Detail of “Saturnine Horse,” 2014 (wire, thread, spray paint).
At left, Partial view of “Saturnine Horse,” 2014 (wire, thread, spray paint); in background “Collapsing Future,” 2014 (metal, powder coating); at right, “Ether cartography,” 2014 (paper and epoxy on wood).
“Phosphor Notes (The Shoals’ Archives I),” 2014 (mixed media,
1 block of 100 pieces).
Alternate view, “Phosphor Notes (The Shoals’ Archives I),” 2014 (mixed media, 1 block of 100 pieces).
Installation view, with “drip (II),” 2014 (fluorescent tubes), at center.