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  • Brigitte Kowanz

    Galerie Cora Hölzl

    More than fifteen years ago the Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz began a series of works called “Durchleuchtungen,” 1985-93—a title based on the verb “to shine through” but meaning “investigations” or even “X-ray examinations.” In them she placed different kinds of glass directly in front of a halogen bulb. The light does more than illuminate the contours of its object; it creates a diffuse, painterly play of colors that seems to emanate from the interior of the glass. The respective characteristics of glass and light become visible in their collision—the refraction of the light itself is seen

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