Susanna Kulli

The Line

03 Mar - 17 May 2013

Thom Merrick, 1990
Graphite pencil on paper
23x30 cm
Werken von John Armleder, Jean Crotti, Thom Merrick, Shila Khatami, Gerwald Rockenschaub
3 March - 17 May 2013

The line – it is often the element of artistic creation with which the genesis of a work begins. And so a rich variety of arrangements of parallel lines are at the focus of the current exhibition at Galerie Susanna Kulli. Beginning with a look back at the most reductive approach conceivable, as demonstrated by John M Armleder in his “Untitled” (1987), which simply shows two graphite lines on brown paper, Galerie Susanna Kulli presents a survey of works created by the gallery’s artists that examine the line as such.
Works that differ radically with regard to the artistic attitudes that give rise to them, that is to say, may be considered in conjunction under the aspect of the line. Whether the support material is paper, canvas, cardboard, or Alucore: in a rich store of artistic approaches, the matrix of the line as a basic structure implies complex forms of correspondence.

John M Armleder (born 1948) lives and works in Geneva and New York.
Jean Crottii (born Neuchâtel, 1952) lives and works in Lausanne. Shila Khatami (born Saarbrücken, 1976) lives and works in Berlin.
Thom Merrick (born in Sacramento, 1963) lives and works in Twentynine Palms
Gerwald Rockenschaub (born Linz, 1952) lives and works in Berlin.

Tags: John M. Armleder, Jean Crotti, Shila Khatami, Thom Merrick, Gerwald Rockenschaub