Galerie Kandlhofer is pleased to introduce Kandlhofer Focus a new section to the gallery program providing a platform for different artistic positions. The section will run concurrently with the gallery´s main exhibition program in the project room and focus on bringing a diverse range of artistic aesthetics and voices to the gallery to from a broader cultural and aesthetic dialogue.
Tim Noble is known for using unconventional materials (like trash) to make unexpected and unforgettable objects—the shadow sculptures, for example, with painstaking precision and craftsmanship. The juxtaposition of junk into highly wrought and mannerist portraits with his former partner, Sue Webster, were wondrous and magical in the transformation of one thing into another as if by legerdemain. In Noble’s latest body of solo work, the technical virtuosic skill has been redirected to times past; back so far in fact, as to touch upon wall reliefs more commonly found in ancient Egypt, Assyria and other Middle Eastern cultures than in today’s modes of contemporary art.