Entanglements: Ulrike Palmbach Works on Paper
April 1 — May 15
Wirtz Art is pleased to announce Entanglements: Works on Paper by Ulrike Palmbach. The exhibition will run from April 1st — May 15, 2016.
Ulrike Palmbach’s two-dimensional works aim to trace the ephemeral sensation of moving through physical and psychological space. Subtle lines, created through a process of rubbing powder graphite on paper and then erasing it, evoke the delicate filaments of spiders webs, or can take on the appearance of an impenetrable thicket. It is through this process of accumulation and layering, that her works become a tangle of intersecting planes which seem to recede and reappear in an almost playful manner. Her own meanderings, through natural and urban environments, are corporeally mapped out in her smaller works. These personal memories of movement are translated into transitional landscapes which conjure an emotional and pensive realm.
Ulrike Palmbach was born in Sindelfingen, Germany and received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1989. Palmbach is best known for creating uncanny, psychologically charged sculptures using soft materials such as muslin, cotton, thread and carved wood as well as intricately detailed graphite, ink and watercolor works on paper. In 2015, she was included in, Relics, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary. Prior to that, she exhibited at the Musee cantonal des beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland as part of their exhibition “Comme des betes.” In 2005-2006 her work was selected for inclusion in the T-Turin Triennial Threemuseums: The Pantagruel Syndrome, an exhibition of international artists curated by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov-Bakargieve.Palmbach currently resides in San Francisco.
About the Gallery
In 2015, after twenty-five years as a brick and mortar gallery, Connie Wirtz continues the Stephen Wirtz legacy with Wirtz Art, an online gallery and art advisory that focuses on the development of emerging as well as accomplished contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers. Wirtz Art features solo exhibitions of recent work and historical surveys of artists represented by the Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco.