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Anna B. Wiesendanger

Drawings

Installation Views

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Anna B. Wiesendanger at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Anna B. Wiesendanger at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Zeichnung, 6-teilig <br>Acrylic on paper \n150 x 315 cm \nPhoto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher and the artist

Untitled (340989), 1989

Zeichnung, 6-teilig
Acrylic on paper 150 x 315 cm Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher and the artist

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Loercher is very happy to present the fascinating drawings of the Swiss artist, ANNA B. WIESENDANGER. The artist, who lives in Basel and was born in 1952, devotes herself mainly to the one medium: drawing. For years she has developed a virtuoso system of notation inspired by the perception of architectural and spatial structures and transfers these into a kind of spatial plan.

Sometimes there are cartographic-like sceneries in which Anna B. Wiesendanger, in her own way, misses a perspective or structures such as bridges, waterways or buildings and then lays several perspectives on top of each other, and allows the urban space in which we live to become even more perceptible. The artist constructs a network of linear outlines and perspectival constructions of bodies and spaces with strong brush strokes and dynamic lines.

In the large-format, 6-part work, ‘340989’, (1989) Anna B. Wiesendanger deconstructs and constructs a space that can simultaneously be seen as an interior and as the view of a building. All the forms found in the space (bathtub, waste pipe, lamps, furniture, TV, sewing machine...) appear freed of their proportions and only their outlines and each resulting perspective become elements of a visionary spatial solution. The objects’ outlines are overlaid in numerous layers so that a thicket develops in which the ‘thing-ness’ of all found objects is reduced to absurdity, and the resulting spatial perspectives can only be read fragmentarily and only for a moment.
(Text: Gilla Lörcher)

Anna B. Wiesendanger, was born in Aarau, Swizzerland. She lives and works in Basel.
Her works have been shown in the following institutions and galleries (selected): Kunstmuseum Basel Landschaft, Swizzerland (2011), Kunsthalle Basel, Swizzerland (2000), Sungkok Art Museum, Korea (1998), , Musée des Beaux-Arts Mulhouse, France (1996), Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal, Swizzerland (1997), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Swizzerland (1993), Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Vienna, Austria (1992), Galerie Maeder, Basel, Swizzerland (2013), Galerie Widmer Theodorisdis, Zurich (2013), Galerie Marianne Grob, Berlin, Germany (2007), Kisterem Budapest, Hungary (2010), Luise Ross Gallery, New York, USA (2001), Galerie Claude & Fabian Walter, Basel, Swizzerland (1998), Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2014).