Petra Korte

Exhibition august 3rd to september 9th 2006

Petra Korte’s salt objects are artistic contributions to an archaeology of the view, excavations of the visible world and its dream shape behind the automated habits, with which in everyday life we don’t really see the things, at it’s best we just remark their functionality.

The objects play with the diaphanousness, the charms of the envelope, with which the nature regains posession of the artifacts of the humans, of the traces of the human life. Like the thorn hedge from the fairy tale the salt grows on (too)familiar but also on strange objects, hides things, names, words and opens them at the same time for the view of the spectator. If the tender, fine-linked covering creates in the first view a distance for the everyday-life habits of regard, the immobilized objects, overgrown magically with crystals, bind the attentive eye and invite it, to re-establish the old, intimate confidenceness which marked the it’s origin.

By the patterns of the crystals the light falls with new multiple bends on the objects, which neither hides their use nor their dignity, a dignity, which is always the dignity of humans, to which they refer.

Renzo Mauro
Some exhibitions:

Hexagone Galerie, Aachen

Villa von Thaden, Köln
2005 Monrepo-Galerie, Neuwied

Hexagone Galerie, Aachen

Atelierhaus Salge, Much

Rhenania-Kunsthaus, Köln
Kunstverein Frechen, Frechen

Städt. Galerie Fürstenwalde
Annopolis Marina Art Gallery / Maryland

Miriam Shiell Fine Arts, Toronto
Tory Gallery, Toronto

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Quadratur, 2005
Double XI, 2004 Nachricht (message) IX, 2004
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Hülle (cover), 2003
Kristallschuh (cristal shoe), 2005
Violet V, 2004
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