Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen presents Irene Kopelman: Entanglement

. March 28, 2013

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen presents Irene Kopelman: Entanglement on view through 12 May 2013.

In the exhibition Entanglement, Irene Kopelman is showing three series of delicate drawings and paintings on paper that she produced during visits to scientific expeditions in Malaysia, Panama and Peru. The artist approached the forests there in cautious and very different ways: whereas for the Panama series of drawings, Leaf Litter Traps, she used the outlines of fallen leaves and small twigs which she gathered in nets—the so-called leaf litter traps as laid out by researchers, the diptychs of the “Malaysia” series (Sampling Greens) show Kopelman’s attempt to capture in colour studies the immeasurable and perhaps infinite varieties of shades of green in the jungle. In the “Peru” series (The Exact Opposite of Distance) a system ultimately becomes visible which first enabled the artist—overwhelmed by the density and proximity of the jungle—to produce a representation. She created a section with borders made up of crossing lines—such as a tree trunk, a liana or a branch lying on the ground. She then depicts the contents of this “window” in the drawing.

This comprehensive work of Irene Kopelman is being shown at an institution in its entirety for the first time. A publication, produced in cooperation with Roma Publishing, accompanies the exhibition.

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