Monday, January 25, 2010


Christian Schwarzwald @ Derek Eller Gallery


January 8 - February 13, 2010

Berlin based artist Christian Schwarzwald's latest show at Derek Eller's Gallery consists of a series of large works on paper which are mounted on partially painted gallery walls, challenging the viewer's experience of pictorial space. Aptly named Boxed, the exhibition toys with the notions of space, of negotiations between two-dimensional planar scapes and three-dimensional interventions. This quality is further enhanced by Schwarzwald's repeated use of the box form which functions both as a space-defining device and as a kind of presentation vitrine for the drawings within, giving new meaning to the ideas of enclosure and of being boxed-in.

Christian has had recent solo exhibitions at Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna and Nina Menocal Gallery in Mexico City, and has also been featured in group shows at Bonner Kunstverein and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. His drawings are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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