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Brigitte Kowanz

Galerie Krinzinger

Brigitte Kowanz’s latest installation comprises drawings, paintings, and other objects. While the gallery has reserved a separate room for each of these media, the overall exhibition is infused with a highly consistent spirit. Kowanz demonstrates an impulse toward investigation, and an analytic way of tackling her material, though her goal is never analysis per se. Basically, her work deals with ancient philosophical questions about the essences of things and their phenomenal manifestations; to put it in more contemporary terms, the work probes the relationship between product and promotion, scene and space. All these issues are transmitted by a common factor: light, which reveals itself as the great agent of transformation, circulation, exchange, and transubstantiation.

In two corners of a room stand triangular slabs of mat acrylic glass, through which one sees the silhouette of a glass

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