• PICTURE THIS: Bitzer Swings from Uptown to Chelsea

    The rhyme and rhizome of it all in the sculpture of Matthias Bitzer
    The rhyme and rhizome of it all in the sculpture of Matthias Bitzer
    Art by Matthias Bitzer at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Art by Matthias Bitzer at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Art Night in Chelsea at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Art Night in Chelsea at Marianne Boesky Gallery

    Matthias Bitzer for his first New York solo exhibition in both the uptown and Chelsea gallery spaces of Marianne Boesky has certainly executed the perfect coup de grace. AF came to the Chelsea space last Match 27th for the opening of Saturnine Swing. His drawings, paintings and sculptures epitomized cerebral proofs in theme and the geometric mastery of the rhizome shape.  It was best exemplified in the sculpture that featured the mentioned shape and its open framework provided a dynamic dialogue where viewer configured the moving scenes as people walked past it. The artist presented a unique body of constructed work that created a pendulous wave of consciously referenced items from history and literature that is challenging yet compelling to behold. Art can certainly mean a lot of things but the viewer can just simply let go of the rhetoric and just enjoy it at face value. Throw your cares away and be fancy free – like riding a swing so high in the breezy summer sky!

     

    Matthias Bitzer: Saturnine Swing / On View: March 27 – April 26, 2014

    Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)

    Marianne Boesky Gallery. 509 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10011

     

    Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    Photography by: Jamie Martinez

    Instagram time at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Instagram time at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Sculpture by Matthias Bitzer
    Sculpture by Matthias Bitzer
    Caught in the web of art at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Caught in the web of art at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Just hanging out at Marianne Boesky Gallery
    Just hanging out at Marianne Boesky Gallery  
    Matthias Bitzer Opening at Marianne Boesky
    Matthias Bitzer Opening at Marianne Boesky

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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