Solo show opens Second Saturday
Matteawan Gallery will present a solo exhibition of recent work by Lilian Kreutzberger, an artist from the Netherlands currently based in New York City, from April 11 through May 3, with an opening reception on April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The show focuses on a recent series of panels made with laser-cut wood and plaster based on abstracted architectural forms. Architecture is a predominant theme in Kreutzberger’s work, as it provides a departure point for understanding contemporary society through the built environment. Kreutzberger digitally combines architectural elements until they become a larger abstracted form, which is then laser-cut into wood.
The open shapes in the wood are filled with either white or colored plaster, blurring the lines between sculpture and painting. The resulting works resemble maps or electronic motherboards, distancing them from their original architectural form and function.
Kreutzberger has exhibited in New York, the Netherlands and elsewhere. She was a Fulbright scholar at Parsons The New School and received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Mondrian Fund. She is currently a resident artist at Eyebeam in Brooklyn. She was previously an artist in residence at the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation and the International Studio & Curatorial Program, and she received an Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park in 2014. She was recently selected by Rietveld Architects in New York to make a permanent work for a residential building in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of Matteawan Gallery
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