Alois Kronschlaeger: New Work
September 14 – October 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new fiber works and sculptures by Alois Kronschlaeger. It opens on Thursday, September 14th with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will continue through October 28th. The artist will be present at the reception.

Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new fiber works and sculptures by Alois Kronschlaeger. It opens on Thursday, September 14th with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will continue through October 28th, 2017

Kronschlaeger’s recent fiber works resemble woven “windows.” Created by pulling hand-dyed Merino wool across and through aluminum mesh, these see-through screens evoke 20th century Constructivist compositions. Displayed on hinged frames, they can be pushed and pulled on their axes, allowing different views of the work and casting sharp, graphic shadows.

Like the punctured surface of Lucio Fontana’s Concetto spaziale or the thin strands of Fred Sandback’s string installations, Kronschlaeger’s screens incorporate the spaces behind and around the works into the art. This theme is further explored in a series of sculptures in the back gallery, which present the screens in steel-framed rectangular “vitrines.” Stacked in a 12-foot tall tower, the sculptures are intended to be viewed in the round. As one moves through the back room, their windows onto different images open and close, vibrant colors appear and fade, and shadows shift, thus altering the viewer’s perception of both the sculptures and the space. Link to artist blog.