Gabriele Evertz, Four Blues + Green, 2008
Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
March 27 – April 26, 2009
FOUR PAINTERS / FOUR POSITIONS
Organized by Gabriele Evertz and Galerie Parterre Berlin
Full color brochure catalog in English and German with an essay by Matthias Bleyl
Metaphor Contemporary Art presents the exhibition COLOR EXCHANGE: BERLIN / NEW YORK featuring the work of four painters; Gabriele Evertz, Julian Jackson, Susanne Jung and Gabriele Schade-Hasenberg. This exhibition was organized by Gabriele Evertz and Galerie Parterre in Berlin, where it was on view in Berlin January 28 – March 1, 2009. The exhibition is accompanied by a full color brochure catalog in English and German with an essay by the eminent Berlin contemporary color theorist and art historian, Dr. Matthias Bleyl, published by Galerie Parterre, Berlin. The exhibition was supported in part by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department.
These four painters, two from Berlin, two from New York, stake out unique positions on the nature of color’s impact on our psyche, extending the bounderies of the objective laws of color behavior in order to make for surprising and subjective experiences. As Gabriele Evertz states in her curatorial statement; “This phenomenological approach insists on the primacy of the viewer’s dynamic experience. [each artist is] concerned with a systematic investigation of color phenomena based on scientific inquiry and perceptual observation. What unites all four artists is their adherence to color as the sole content in painting, which allows for pictorial elements to be organized according to sensations… much in the manner of Albers, Reinhardt, and Rothko. Upon reflection, sympathetic insights can turn into perceptive revelations.” As Dr. Matthias Bleyl states in his catalog notes; “both New Yorkers [Evertz, Jackson], despite their individual styles, tend towards a polychromatic palette, whereas both Berliners [ Jung, Schade-Hasenberg], tend towards a restrained, almost monochromatic color scheme.”
Gabriele Evertz was born in Berlin, Germany and received her early education there. After settling in the US she studied at Pratt Institute and then Hunter College where she received a Master’s Degree in Painting in 1990. Currently, Gabriele Evertz presents her work at P.S.1 / MoMA with the group Minus Space. Also in 2008, her paintings were on view at Metaphor Contemporary Art, the Painting Center, and the Sideshow Gallery, all in New York, and at the Ulrich Museum in Wichita, Kansas. Gabriele Evertz is member of the American Abstract Artists. Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections and museums in the US and abroad. Gabriele Evertz received awards from the DAAD and the Foundation for the Arts. She participated in panel discussions, as visiting critic, and as external examiner in the Netherlands. She has organized exhibitions and writes on color problems in painting. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Hunter College, City University of New York.
Gabriele Evertz lives and works in New York. She will be exhibiting new works from 2008.
Julian Jackson was born in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He studied painting, printmaking, photography, and performance at Mass. College of Art, Boston, MA and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. He is a member and secretary of the American Abstract Artists. Julian Jackson has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Soaring Gardens and most recently was a visiting artist at the Oberpfaelzer Kuenstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany. His works can be found in numerous private and public collections and museums in the US and abroad. His paintings have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recent exhibitions include the solo exhibitions Watching Fire, in 2009 at Galerie Kaysser in Munich, Germany and in 2007 The Elements at Kathryl Markel Fine Arts, New York City, and A Warmth in Winter at Gallery Kaysser, Munich and again at Tease Art in Berlin with Galerie Kaysser in 2008. His work was included in Kuf/Mold at the Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey and in 2008 at Jan Kolle Gallery, Ghent, Belgium. Julian Jackson lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He will be exhibiting works from the Speed of Light series circa 2000.
Susanne Jung was born in Prien / Chiemsee, Germany. She studied at the UdK, Berlin with Kuno Gonschior and Frank Badur, and having received a NICA grant, at Hunter College, CUNY in New York City. In 2000, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Painting and was the recipient of the UdK President’s Graduate Student Award. The following year she was granted a scholarship from the foundation Kulturfond, Berlin. Susanne Jung’s paintings are shown in national and international exhibitions. In 2008 her works were on view at the Goethe Institut, San Francisco and at the Verein fuer aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen. She presented her works in an extensive solo show at the Gallery Weisser Elefant, Berlin, as well as at the Stiftung-Kuenstlerhaus, Munich. Further,in 2008, she participated in group shows at the pp projects, Hamburg, the foundation Starke, Berlin and at the KunstHaus in Potsdam. Susanne Jung lives and works in Berlin. She will be exhibiting new works from 2008.
Gabriele Schade-Hasenberg was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. She studied Chemistry and Pharmaceutics and is an autodidactic painter. Her paintings have been shown in national and international exhibitions. In 1999, she participated in the exhibition Die Farbe hat mich (Rot) at the Karl Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen, followed by solo shows at Gallery Renate Schröder, Cologne in 2001 and 2002. Also in 2002, her work was on view at the Muecsarnok Artspace, Budapest, Hungary in colour – a life of its own. The most important exhibitions include, in 2003, participations at the Mies van der Rohe-Haus, Berlin and Seeing Red: An International Exhibition of Nonobjective Painting, at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in New York City. She was invited to show her work in the exhibition Die Farbe hat mich II (nicht nur Rot) at the Karl Ernst-Osthaus Museum in 2004. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections, among others the Karl Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen and the museum of the city of Lüdenscheid. Gabriele Schade-Hasenberg lives and works in Berlin. She will be exhibiting recent works from 2004-2007.