Bruno David: Friday, 7 December 2007
Thomas Sleet: Traces will be in the Main Gallery, featuring large wall relief sculptures composed of cement, natural and synthetic fiber, recycled materials, acrylic, and earth pigments. Sleet utilizes tortured distressed surfaces to merge shapes and texture, positive and negative, color and space, uniting as a remarkably unique composition. His work is enigmatic as it weaves themes of organic structure, migration, infinite multiples and primitive culture.
Ingo Baumgarten shows small paintings, which comment, on banal aspects of everyday life by representing them as motives of his art. He is interested in demonstrating his individual view of the world around him without glorifying or condemning it. He would consider his work as a painter successful if it enables the spectator to adopt a more complex and altered perception of his surroundings. Baumgarten uses paint portray these objects and details because it “provides a better medium for formulating an individual point of view.”
Ella Gant presents a series of short videos centered on the principle that reveal "awareness of our own experience can inspire social consciousness, political responsibility, cultural interaction and changed behavior." Her knowledge of history and theory combined with her relationship with photography, video, performance, electronic arts, result in works that address the identity, sexuality, subjectivity, reality, and ephemerality.