Vier Winde. Pia Fries, installation view, Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany, 2017. Photo: Bertram Kober
Pia Fries, ponton, 2015 (detail)
Pia Fries will open a restrospective exhibition at the Lindenau Museum in Altenburg, Germany on November 12, 2017. The exhibition, titled Four Winds, is presented in conjunction with the Gerhard Altenbourg Award, which Fries received earlier this year. In the exhibition, Fries will present new works alongside works from the last three decades, including series inspired by German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Dutch-born German copper engraver, draftsman and painter, Hendrick Goltzius. In these bodies of work, Fries silkscreens fragments of the artist's drawings and etchings onto canvas and applies viscous swathes of vibrantly colored paint. This technique is indicative of Fries' oeuvre and will be highlighted throughout the exhibition.
The award ceremony for the Gerhard Altenbourg prize will take place on Sunday, November 12 at 11am, with an opening reception for the exhibition to follow. Four Winds will be on view through February 18, 2018.