FUTURE PERFECT gallery
CHIMAERA: Bjorn Hegardt, Lisa Iglesias, Stephan WeitzelOpening: 20.3.2009 6-9 pmThe exhibition presents work by three artists focusing on drawing as their medium.
The Chimaera, a character from the Greek Mythology, is a monster/beast made up of disparate parts of animal/human, a hybrid in a transformed appearance. A fanciful mental illusion or fabrication is another definition of the word.
The exhibition brings together artists working within the same medium but with different approaches. In Stephan Weitzel's work one can find themes linked to questions around manhood, political issues and cultural heritage/national identity. A quite different form of transformation is occurring in the delicate drawings of Lisa Iglesias; wolves are growing intricate braids, creating an ambiguous image of humanity, beasts and femininity. In the works of Björn Hegardt furniture, objects and architecture grow together, inventing new hybrids and content to everyday items.