Galerie Eva Presenhuber presents Spaces and Places, the gallery’s second solo exhibition by American artist Tschabalala Self.
At the time the works for this exhibition were being made, Self was preparing to move her studio from New Haven, Connecticut to Catskill, New York. As the awkward, cold days of early spring slowly grew surer and warmer it was a veritable period of transition. This notion of an in-between, or “spaces” and “places” as it is also referred to in Michael Newton’s book of New Age philosophy, Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives (1994), denotes an unnameable and unphysical environment outside of our dimension and comprehension. Newton refers to “the cosmology of all spiritual locations as places, or spaces, simply for convenient identification because we are dealing with a non-physical universe.” It is this liminal and mythic sensation—an unlocatable place for life between lives—which Self expresses in these new works, using synaesthetic colour fields and collaged textiles to develop her intricate fantasies rooted in a humanistic understanding of personhood.
Artist walkthrough and book signing on Friday, June 9, 6 – 7 pm
Extended opening hours during Zurich Art Weekend:
June 9, 11 am – 9 pm; June 10, 11 am – 8 pm; and June 11, 11 am – 6 pm