PRISKA C. JUSCHKA FINE ART
P R E S E N T S
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art presents Smooth Shatter an exhibition of Dannielle Tegederís new body of work. Working with painting, drawing, and sculpture, Tegeder moves away from her previous constructions of underground urban systems in order to build new, yet fictional territories in her visual vocabulary. As part of this significant change in focus, the artist centers on the inherent properties of materials, seeking to develop new spatial and conceptual relationships.
In this exhibition of works, Tegeder employs an analytical approach towards color and material with components such as raw linen, color pencils, ink stains, and three-dimensional glass structures, as well as new techniques including transferring paint from plastic to the canvas. These various elements in turn create a disjointed and sparse environment. Together, this body of work conjures up various associations such as desolate post-apocalyptic visions, the awkward quality intrinsic to videogame backgrounds, or the artificial reality that is fabricated for a movie or theater set.
By creating these disorienting spaces of floating architectural fragments and a precarious balance of objects, Tegeder references and reconsiders early 20th century painting and design, while at the same time instilling a very personal aesthetic that is ironically evocative of post-modern visions of the future.
Having Ďemptied outí her meticulous cities, Tegeder begins the process of replenishment, guided by suggestive hues, translucent materials, and elusive elements. Through her focus on materiality, a new arena develops in which an arduous and emotive exploration of both environment and self takes place.
Dannielle Tegeder received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and presently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has had solo exhibitions in the US (Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York), and internationally (including Paris and Berlin). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions at prestigious venues, such as such as PS1/MoMA, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art and Artistís Space. She has been the recipient of many residencies and grants, including Smack Mellon, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Fulbright Scholar Grant and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Fellowship. Her works have recently been acquired for the Museum of Modern Artís, NY Drawings Collection.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 PM or by appointment.