Christiane Löhr

Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala

Christiane Löhr lives in touch with nature: At her residences in Cologne and in Prato, Italy, her preliminary work does not take place in the studio but on long walks in the meadows and woods, where she collects organic elements such as plant seeds, burrs, grass stalks, tree blossoms, and horsehair. She then proceeds to a planning and construction phase, where she brings together geometry and contemplation, chance and symmetry.

The thirty-two small sculptures exhibited here (along with a large installation, a light and transparent interweaving of horsehair that filled a room at the back of the gallery), despite their intrinsic ephemerality, have the stability and force of architecture. For the artist, the natural order, made more complex by intricate weavings and interlacings, is ideally connected to the history of architecture, particularly that of sacred architecture, which Löhr observes

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