Manifesting space, Katharina Grosse
Andrea Alessi reviews Katharina Grosses exhibition Two Younger Women Come In and Pull Out a Table for Artslant.
It is impossible to look at – or be present within, as the case might be – Grosse’s work without pondering its creation. Only a very lazy viewer could observe the whole and fail to begin organizing swathes of color, mentally separating layers of paint. Traces of action, rainbow residues marking the passage of time and movement, punctuate Grosse’s works, those on canvas and in the expanded field alike.
Katharina Grosse, Dirt, 2013, acrylic, dirt on styrofoam and Untitled, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 240 x 388 cm; Courtesy Galerie Nächst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2013; photo Peter Cox.