Cabrio: Nick Oberthaler featuring Nico Vascellari

Galerie Emanuel Layr

Via dei Salumi 3, Roma

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21 September – 11 November 2017This exhibition is now closed
Thursday to Saturday 12–7pm
and by appointment
Opening: Saturday, 16 September, 6pm–9pm
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“It is just this relationship between indulgence in the material and the ontological, and the need for responsibility and critical objectivity, that defines the arena of painting.”
Dan Walsh, in: Recycling, Christophe Cherix ed. (Cabinet des estampes Genève/JRP Editions, 2002) p. 27.

Nick Oberthaler proposes a site-specific framework for his exhibition: by using pigment and binder on the walls and ceiling, re-structuring the yet still fresh white cube of the gallery space to conceptualise a setting within the existing boundaries of the space, to render possible a new consideration – a staging without a stage. To perform a dialogue within this framework, Nick Oberthaler invited the artist Nico Vascellari to become his counterpart. Both of them share an interest in certain ambiguities regarding the use/amalgamate of material and content, the mapping of space and its transformation into new significance, but then, also a dialogue about painting (in and within space) and its (potential) thresholds.