At the upper floor
Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 6 p.m.
Exhibition: 27 June – 20 September 2019
At the upper floor
Where I End and You Begin
Opening: Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 6 p.m.
Jerome O Drisceoil
27 June – 20 September 2019
Thanks to Green On Red Gallery, Dublin
Galerie Gisela Clement is pleased to open solo exhibitions of Werner Haypeter and Irish artist Caroline McCarthy at the same time on Wednesday, 26 June 2019. Both deal with the architecture of the exhibition space and measure it in radically different ways.
In “EINAUSBLICK” Werner Haypeter deals with space: with pictorial spaces, with spaces that his sculptures and objects occupy, and with the exhibition space that his works share with the viewer. New works are presented in an installation related to architecture. In spring of 2019, Werner Haypeter was awarded the August Macke Medal 2020 for his complete oeuvre. “In his pictorial, wall-related works right down to his floor objects and installations acting on certain spaces, Haypeter opens up new experiences of seeing and of space,” according to the jury’s statement.
Caroline McCarthy’s approach in her exhibition “Where I End and You Begin” is completely different. In the site-specific installation of everyday products such as straws and cable clamps, the artist creates a line drawing spanning all walls, which guides the viewer’s gaze and allows him to enter into a dialogue with art and architecture. In her installations and pictures, she deals with historically grown values of art and artists and at the same time comments on our consumer behaviour.
Werner Haypeter (* 1955 in Helmstedt, lives and works in Bonn and Düsseldorf) has been one of the gallery’s artists since its foundation. After completing his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy as a master student of Erwin Heerich in 1985, he became known through numerous international solo and group exhibitions (e.g. Kunsthalle Winterthur; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen). Works by the artist can be found in numerous public and private collections, e.g. MOMA, New York, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Kunstmuseum Bonn.
Caroline McCarthy (*1971 in Dublin, lives and works in London) studied from 1989 – 1994 at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and completed her art studies in 1998 with a Master of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London. Since the 1990s the artist has been shown internationally in many solo and group exhibitions, including IMMA Dublin, MMCA Thessaloniki, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Green on Red Gallery, Dublin. Her works are represented in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Arts Council of Ireland, the Zabludowicz Collection, the European Central Bank and the Colección Bergé, Madrid.