Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser’s Chapter solo exhibition with the Marianne Boesky Gallery recently opened in New York. Drawing inspiration from the BBC Television series “I, Claudius” (1976), Wieser transforms the gallery’s white box into an arena where history, artifice and social constructs collide.
Wieser’s practice derives from the distinct, but interrelated realms of fine art, architecture, design, and film. These elements are united by Wieser’s engagement with geometric patterning as a means of abstraction and a manifestation of spirit, psychic space and the subconscious.
The exhibition highlights Wieser’s adept ability to create an experiential environment through a reductive vocabulary of composite wallpaper, ornamented woodwork, gilded drawings, hand-painted tiles, and multifaceted mirrors.
’I know there is the danger of beauty in my work, or a danger that it becomes purely decorative’
Chapter will be on view from March 1 to April 14, 2018
At Marianne Boesky Gallery
507 W 24th Street, NY