At Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Referencing the history of space and form through architecture, design, and imagery, Claudia Wieser considers the coexistence of abstraction and physiological experience through her spatial installations. Taking inspiration from both modernist geometric constructions, the exhibition will include hand-painted and patterned ceramics, carved wooden sculptures, tiled mirrored sculptures, woven tapestries, fine colored pencil and gold leaf drawings and large and small plinths that act as both sculptures for display and sculpture themselves. She will also create a new wallpaper that will undulate with imagery of historic sculpture and architecture, as well as include color and imagery from popular culture and lesser-known avant-garde material, all taken from her vast photographic archive.
At Bemis, through her new wallpaper and geometric installations, Wieser will radically transform the atmosphere of the galleries. Bemis’s exhibition will be the largest and most ambitious the artist has had in the United States, encompassing approximately 5,000 square feet of gallery space with her distinctive multi-faceted practice and introducing her work to a new audience while also immersing that audience in contemporary art from Germany.