Martha Jungwirth’s first exhibition in the United Kingdom coincided with a period of broader international rediscovery. The Viennese septuagenarian was the only woman in the loosely gathered, short-lived Wirklichkeiten (Realities) group that exhibited together in 1968–72: The figurative painters offered a counterpoint to the prevailing Minimal and Conceptual tendencies of the era as well as to the local Vienna Actionists. But until lately, her expressive paintings have rarely been shown outside of Austria and Germany. This exhibition consisted of thirteen works made between 1998 and 2015, in oil or watercolor, mostly on paper mounted on canvas. The most striking quality of these pieces was their evocation of the artist’s innate sense of touch and materiality. Mostly painted flat on large sheets, they convey haptic sensations through brushstrokes, splatters, drags, scrapes, and
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