Layers, An exhibition by Margaretha Schöning.
Written by Tony Knox (Edited by Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney)
‘Layers’, an exhibition by Margaretha Schöning at the Wishbone Gallery. This small cultural space, in Orrell Arts Centre, can be found by the distinct sculpture of a roosters head on the outside of the building.
Schöning, a German born artist based in Liverpool (England), has produced a collection of mixed media pieces from 2006 to 2007. They are abstract compositions of objects encased in layers of translucent white wax. Red ink sandwiched between the sheet of glass and the wax introduces a further layer.
On some images, the red ink on still retains the fluidity and others sets forming organic abstractions. Each piece is formed by grades of media, interconnected by the two dimensional plane. In one, there is a hand written letter with some of the text readable, as if submerged and encapsulated in time, preserved by the wax.
The work poses a curiosity through the abstractions of objects and composition. Each piece draws the viewer to analyse the layers and interpret the objects immersed.
Schöning is an established artist in her independent practice and co-founded basement with Susan Leask in Liverpool, England. She is one of the principle members of the Eight Days a Week Cultural Exchange and recently completed an Artist in Residence Programme in Peru, South America.
‘Layers’ by Schöning runs from 14 May 2007 to 28 June 2007 at the Wishbone Gallery.
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