Artists Reflect on the Spirit of Solitude in a Contemplative New Drawing Show in Berlin—See Images Here

The exhibition at Daniel Marzona Gallery focuses on non-figurative work by artists including Fred Sandback, Günther Uecker, and others.

A Space Full of Drawings and a Drawing in Space, 2020. Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.
"A Space Full of Drawings and a Drawing in Space," 2020. Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

Though life may be returning to the streets of Berlin, the Daniel Marzona Gallery is still celebrating the spirit of solitude and contemplation in its new exhibition, “A Space full of Drawings and a Drawing in Space.” The show of non-figurative works features minimalist sculptor Fred Sandback, fabric artist Hal Busse, ZERO artist Günther Uecker, and an eclectic group of other artists. 

“We hope that an experience that most of us were forced to have during the first weeks of the course of the pandemic—namely the possibility of undisturbed contemplation—can be extended into the realm of aesthetics,” wrote the gallery. 

The exhibition is one that rewards patient viewing. Nothing leaps out right away; instead, works slowly reveal their concern with the quality of gesture. Particularly engaging is Polish artist Joanna Przybyla’s sculptural drawing in space, which comprises several bent branches that dangle on nylon threads just overhead and cast shadows that amplify and expand the work.  

See images from “A Space full of Drawings and a Drawing in Space” below.

Hal Busse, o-T. (1959). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

Hal Busse, o-T. (1959). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

John Beech, Untitled (2017). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

John Beech, Untitled (2017). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

Elodie Seguin, White Volumes (VIP1) (2018). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona

Elodie Seguin, White Volumes (VIP1) (2018). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

Aron Mehzion, Passage-Cut I. Courtesy of Daniel Marzona

Aron Mehzion, Passage-Cut I. Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

Stephen Antonakos, Untitled (1977). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

Stephen Antonakos, Untitled (1977). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

 

A Space full of Drawings and a Drawing in Space” is on view through July 25, 2020. 


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