Set against the context of modernity, the exhibition examines the relationship of images, objects and abstraction. Together, the artists Vincent Fecteau and Florian Pumhösl orchestrate a dialogue between pictorial and three-dimensional work, studio production, and the architectural setting of the Schindler House. The exhibition will include collected items and study work by both artists. The sculptures of Fecteau are often made of papier-mâché, cardboard, clay, and various materials. Though they are frequently described as abstract, their forms and colors, symbolic fragments of architecture, and found objects engage with representation, specifically photography and its depiction of space. Florian Pumhösl contextualizes the abstraction of images, materials, and forms by mediating contemporaneity in the history of crafts and objecthood. His matrix of works combines the quality of the graphic picture and the presence of paintings, expanding the boundaries of their medium and material – sheets of aluminum and lead – as well as the ephemerality of color and light.
This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of The City of West Hollywood.
Vincent Fecteau was born in 1969. He lives and works in San Francisco, California. His work was featured in the 2002 and 2012 Whitney Biennials and the 2013 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. His one-person museum exhibitions include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Kunsthalle Basel, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Vienna Secession, among others. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016.
Florian Pumhösl was born in 1971. He lives and works in Vienna, Austria. His works were presented in institutional solo exhibitions such as at Kunsthaus Bregenz (2012); Mumok (Vienna, 2011); Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2008); Neue Kunsthalle St. Gallen (2005); Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne, 2003); Secession (Vienna, 2000; among others). He participated at Documenta 12 (Kassel, 2007), São Paulo Biennial (2006) and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003).
Bärbel Vischer has worked as the Curator of Contemporary Art at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria since 2007. As the head of the MAK Contemporary Art Collection, she focuses on experimental, gender-related, and inter-cultural approaches to contemporary art and architecture.