Peter Blum is pleased to announce BET WEEN, the third solo exhibition of Esther Kläs at Peter Blum Gallery on view at 20 West 57th Street, New York. There will be an opening reception on Friday October 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through December 10.
BET WEEN is a selection from a 12-piece series, made in Buenos Aires in 2013, of large-scale monotype, print, and colored pencil works on paper. The drawings were made with sculptures in mind—not as sketches for future sculptures, but with thoughts of what space sculptures occupy, and what sort of movement they might provoke. They are about proximity between entities, and existences making new existences possible, to be made redundant thereafter.
The titles of these works both reference where they were made and categorize them using colors, letters, and concepts that exist within the works themselves. These linguistic hints, coupled with the physicality of the material application emphasize Kläs’s highly personal visual language. As in her sculptural work, both the hand and the limitations of the body are employed to measure and move through space—in this case the expansive white field of the paper.
A publication, with these works and a story by Gary Indiana, will be released for the occasion.
Esther Kläs was born in 1981 in Mainz, Germany. She graduated from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and received an MFA from Hunter College, New York. She currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. Recent exhibitions include Our Reality (more), SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy, 2016; Our Reality, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy, 2015; Drawing Redefined, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, USA, 2015; Whatness (with Johannes Wald), Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, 2015; CHERE: Sculpture, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2015; playing by heart, KOLUMBA, Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Cologne, Germany, 2014; Manners of Matter, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, 2014; Girare Con Te, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy, 2014.