Christopher Grimes is please to present Private Utopias, an exhibition of new works by Veronika Kellndorfer.
First through painting and then through photography, Kellndorfer has introduced a body of work whose focuses on the ephemeral nature of architecture and space. Her new body of work, featured in the main gallery space, focuses on Californian modern architectural landmarks of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Pierre Koenig, and Rudolf Schindler. Her work re-examines the physical and social construction of space through her distinct technique of silk-screening photographic images onto large glass panels.
“Veronika Kellndorfer’s photographs of classic modernist houses are mediations on place, the passage of time, and the act of seeing…Reflection seem to place the viewer within the images, some of which are nearly life-size. At the same time, glare and the spatial ambiguity crated by cast shadows-the largest pieces are propped against the wall-prevent a clear view.”-Sharon Mizote, ArtForum
In the South Gallery Kellndofer will revisit her past with an exhibition of her paintings from the 1990’s. Formally trained as a painter, Kellndorfer’s works on canvas also investigate architectural elements, which give the viewer a basis of where her current work originated.
Veronika Kellndorfer has exhibited in museums and institutions throughout Europe the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States. She has had solo shows at the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She also exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Musee d’Art Moderne, St. Etienne, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Contemporary Art Center, Moscow. She has held residencies at Villa Massimo in Rome and Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. Kellndorfer has participated in large-scale public commissions all over Germany such as SCHOCKEN for the Akademie Schloss Solitude und Hegelmuseum, Stuttgart and just completed a public commission for The Family Ministry in Berlin, Germany this past month.