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View of “Andrea Winkler,” 2011.

Andrea Winkler

GERHARDSEN GERNER | Berlin

View of “Andrea Winkler,” 2011.

The architecture of Gerhardsen Gerner is unusual: It is situated in a barrel vault under a commuter-rail bridge. The front window affords a view of the Spree, which flows past at nearly floor level, and visually opens the room and immerses it in shimmering daylight. The sacral austerity of the lines of its arches; the coarse, whitewashed walls; and the flickering river light were well matched by Andrea Winkler’s exhibition “Patricia.” Her delicate, space-structuring works are complex three-dimensional collages, using sculptural elements such as metal chains as well as multicolored decorative and drawing papers, shiny foils, and spray paint. On the whole, Winkler deploys spatial elements graphically and graphic elements spatially, blending both into images that one can walk through and experience in space—always with a fine sense for the resonance of weight, colors, sight

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