First Italian exhibition for Beck Wheeler, a young German artist who lives and works in New Zealand. Her latest works will be showcased in Reggio Emilia at the boutique style gallery CSArt (Via S. Pietro Martire, 16/A), from June 16th until August 31st, 2012.
The exhibition presents fifteen works - sketches and sculptures - made out of found domestic objects such as sieves, whisks, wooden spoons and can openers. To quote Chiara Serri’s critical text, «The artist creates a fantastic bestiary, combining found objects and bright colors, that can be related to childhood».
Imaginary creatures seasoned with pepper - the body is made of wood grinders - with a hint of irony, because art, as explained by the artist herself, doesn’t need to be “serious” to be good.
The opening will be on Saturday, June 16th at 17.00. The exhibition runs until August 31st, 2012. Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.00-12.30 and 15.30-18.30 or by appointment. Summer holidays: from August 8th until August 22nd, 2012. For more information: email@example.com
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Beck Wheeler was born in Hamburg, Germany, and grew up in Beach Haven, New Zealand. She spent 11 years in Australia, before returning to New Zealand in 2010. She currently lives and works in Piha, on the west coast. Painter, sculptor, sketcher and ceramist she exhibits her work regularly in Australasia. Her previous exhibitions include “Stuffed” (Newcastle, Australia, 2005), “Hey, Hey Which Way?” (Uber Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, 2008) and “Tarts and flours” (19Karen Gallery, Gold Cost, QLD, Australia, 2011). She is represented in Australia by 19Karen Gallery (Gold Cost, QLD, Australia). The first exhibition of her ceramic work is being exhibited at Craft Victoria (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) from June 14th until July 28th 2012.