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Ilona Ruegg

Galerie Barbara Gross

The strengths of Ilona Ruegg’s method are her particular way of combining drawing with mixed media and the manipulation of space. Although drawing is at the center of her artmaking, Ruegg often incorporates it into site-specific projects. Her recent exhibition entitled “Slippage” left viewers with the impression that every detail had been carefully thought through. She managed, for example, to present a large number of drawings without having to hang the images too close together, by setting four wooden strips over one another on opposite walls in two rooms connected by an open door. Onto these strips she placed drawings, which were then held in place by somewhat larger, but unclamped sheets of glass. It was obviously important that the arrangement appear loose and flexible, and that the sheets of drawings could be quickly and easily switched, while the different sized glass and wooden

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