Zoe Stillpass

  • View of “Sun Swallower,” 2021.
    picks September 13, 2021

    Kerstin Brätsch and Eduardo Paolozzi

    An exhibition combining contemporary German painter Kerstin Brätsch and the late Scottish Pop pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi sounds odd. Offhand, I couldn’t think of any significant connection between the two. But, upon seeing “Sun Swallower,” I felt that the harmony between these artists’ dissonant approaches to material and production makes absolute sense.

    To recapture spiritual forces and, perhaps, commune with ghosts in this deconsecrated ninth-century church, Brätsch resurrected two techniques associated with places of worship: stained-glass making and stucco marmo. For the glassworks, all created