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Christiane Lohr at the Turner Contemporary

Over the weekend I headed to Margate, Kent to the Turner contemporary to see the new building and current exhibition 'Entangled' which is showing the work from many artists who work in weave, thread, trace and stitch. I resonated a lot with parts of the exhibition because of the tactile nature and use of process and material. A lot of the work had been created by building upon something which already exists, piecing fragments together.

One artists work Christiane Lohr's work stood out to me the most because of how it had been presented within the gallery space and the delicate nature of how the work is composed.

 The white space of the gallery exposes moving shadows of the work, how things are left raw and bare, the environment in which the work sits adds to this tension within her work. The floating forms echo a sense of fragility and balance. They are small and intricate in scale and the work was shown low to the ground. I think this makes the viewer interact with the work in a different way to perhaps observing a painting.

When I was observing the work I wanted to get right up and close to it and found myself on my knees looking at how it had been pieced together. I think this kind of interaction is vital when seeing work in the flesh like it. It adds to the overall experience of what is being seen, and despite these works being individually titled as a whole unit they unified and had a presence.

2016 work

2016 work

2016 work

Her sculpture work has a life of its own and the piece pictured above was moving ever so slightly meaning the shadows danced. I am currently looking more into Lohr's other works which includes drawing and installations which can be seen here


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