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Sabine Moritz, Laboratory 4, 2016, colored pencil and oil on paper, 12 5/8 × 9 3/8". From the series “Laboratory,” 2016.

Sabine Moritz

Marian Goodman Gallery | Paris

Sabine Moritz, Laboratory 4, 2016, colored pencil and oil on paper, 12 5/8 × 9 3/8". From the series “Laboratory,” 2016.

In the work of Sabine Moritz—who emigrated from the German Democratic Republic to West Germany as an adolescent in 1985, and who has since developed a practice consistently focused on drawing and painting—themes of history and memory feature prominently. This concern with temporality is suggested not only by motifs from the past (both historical and personal) and ones that insinuate the passage of time, but also by their recurrence across her oeuvre. In this exhibition of new paintings and drawings, altered versions of buildings, boats, flowers, and skulls reappeared, interspersed with abstract works.

A melancholic painting in heavy impasto showing a large boat in front of a mountainous landscape, Paradise (Deception Island 2), 2016, turned out to be a repetition of an earlier painting. In the exhibition, it was paired with another image of a boat, Dusk, 2016, painted in

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