MRS BLACK AND MR WHITE THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN
A SHADE OF PINK AND GREY
The almost literary title is certainly equivocal, poetic, stimulating, and demanding in its ambiguity. It questions agreements on meanings – and in doing so it points to the individuality and relevance of Michael Kienzer's works.
Now he is presenting his first solo exhibition at Galerie Kandlhofer. It opens in the first room with a large, massive sculpture from 2014, made of aluminium and steel elements, which draws on his earlier oeuvre to create a parenthesis by being juxtaposed with a current, equally expansive counterpart at the end of the course. Between these two expansive pieces unfolds a multifaceted exhibition of recent works.
A green post, as tall as a person, rises into the air, for which a construction of additional border- or fence-elements serves as a platform. A sculptural collage that sets a mark and projects into the space like a signal that points, not only formally, in different directions.