The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, July 20, 2019


German artists Heiner Thiel and Michael Post bring their own unique and playful minimalism to Santa Fe
Michael Post, Untitled- wvz 43/18/638, 2018. Acrylic on fiberglass over steel, 21 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 2 in. (54 x 31 x 5 cm).

by Michaela Kahn


SANTA FE, NM.- How much do you see? On a street, on a trail, in a museum, a market, a gallery? Sensory input crashes in through our eyes, our ears, vibrating against our skin, and by in large, what we see is outline, narrative. The minimum essential to assess and proceed through our daily lives. The details suffer; the connections between things; the patterns that might whisper some hidden meaning into our lives.

With an exhibition of work like The Colorful Side of Things, viewers are offered a unique opportunity to reengage with their senses and reinvigorate perception. In a third collaborative exhibition at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, German artists Heiner Thiel and Michael Post bring their own unique and playful minimalism to Santa Fe.

It is the simplest things that create an aperture through which we are able to recognize complexity. Thiel and Post do this by stripping down to certain essential artistic principles and ideas in order to challenge the viewer to see more. Both artists create distinctive wall sculptures that explore color, shadow, form, and the very notion of the role of “the wall” in art. Both artists use their works to tease out the importance of what isn’t there as much as what is.

For Thiel, this exploration centers on (or rather in) the form of a sphere. Instead of giving us a full sphere, a bubble on the wall, Thiel puts us right inside the sphere by creating a precise fabricated cut-out, mounted so that it seems to blossom out from the wall – arcing to envelope the viewer. The aluminum is cut into different geometric shapes (a square, a waxing moon, a parabolic curve) and coated with intense color. This is the point where relationships begin to become interesting – the relationship between the sphere and the form, between the form and the wall, the shadow-shapes made behind it. But it is color that becomes perhaps most intriguing. The curve of the sphere, acting on the strong color, causes it to act in strange ways: shifting and changing with the light and perspective. Often the color even seems to lift, immaterially, to pool near the center of a piece. Just as the cut-spheres relate to the imaginary ones we can extrapolate from them – material color works with light and shadow to take on its own forms.

For Michael Post, this exploration of color, form, and relation takes the form of ellipses.The surface of the ellipse is folded to allow parts of the piece to float up off of the wall.And it is underneath that the primary action of the color occurs.While the surfaces of the pieces are mainly metallic, black, white, and only occasionally colored – the undersides of the pieces are all brilliant neon colors: fuchsia, orange, lime green, lemon yellow. These colors reflect onto the wall behind, creating haloes and light paintings. The relationships between surface and verso, between painting and wall, between shadow and color all come to the fore, engaging the viewer in dance of perception.

The Colorful Side of Things offers viewers the opportunity to pare back the landscape of their perception to essentials like color, light, and form in order to see deeper. The longer one spends with the wall sculptures of Heiner Thiel and Michael Post – the more one sees. A reminder and a lesson that can be carried beyond the gallery, into the world.





Today's News

August 11, 2018

British Museum identifies looted Iraqi antiquities, sends them home

artnet and the China Association of Auctioneers publish the Global Chinese Art Auction Market Report 2017

Indiana University and Uffizi Gallery unveil website featuring first set of 3D, digitized artifacts

Paul Morrison turns portraiture on its head in new exhibition at Sheffield's Graves Gallery

$500K NEH grant will support Cincinnati Art Museum's re-envisioning of the art and architecture of the Near East

First Silver Dollar of the Americas heading to auction

U-M exhibition challenges traditional understanding of African arts and cultures

Disinherited musician Jean-Michel Jarre scales up challenge over father's will

German artists Heiner Thiel and Michael Post bring their own unique and playful minimalism to Santa Fe

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces three new appointments

Bulgaria's famed all-female folk choir back with a modern twist

Items from two chapters of the Telephone Pioneers of America Museum ring the bell with bidders

Survey of Wilbur Niewald's career opens at Nelson-Atkins

Debut exhibition of Brooklyn-based painter Emily Furr on view at Sargent's Daughters

Fotohof brings together five artistic positions that examine political crises as long-term phenomena

Compton Verney announces six new guest curators for its Women's Library project

Gallery FUMI opens pop-up exhibition at 'The Supermarket' in Porto Cervo

Latvian National Museum of Art opens exhibition of works by Li Bond

Heritage Auctions' Comics Department breaks weekly auction record for third time this year

Cartoonist and graphic novelist Art Spiegelman to receive the 2018 Edward MacDowell Medal

Six original tattoo flash art sheets attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O'Reilly bring a combined $41,375

Writing top class essay for next exams

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful