New Painting by Thomas Gentner
“Stars and Stripes”
Opening: Saturday 8. July 2017:
2:00 bis 7:00 pm
Location: Parkwächterhaus in Lietzenseepark
(2nd floor: Wundtstraße 39, 14057 Berlin)
Featuring Our Very Special Guest:
With “Stars and Stripes” the Berlin painter Thomas Gentner (born 1963 in Mannheim) celebrates his fourth solo exhibition with Emerson Gallery Berlin. The artist’s latest work continues his exploration of the relationship between music and the visual arts. Alternating between abstraction and figurative painting, these modestly scaled, intimate paintings reflect the rhythms and improvisations of the jazz music Gentner listens to while painting.
The title of the exhibition is am ironic reference to the interplay between Gentner’s geometric, often linear paintings (“stripes”) and the icons of free jazz: Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and Sun Ra (“stars”). The title also implies that art may transcend the apparent vagaries of fleeting current events such as the political circumstances ensnaring the USA today.
The exhibition is offered in support of the citizen’s initiative ParkHaus Lietzensee e.V. The group is driving the renovation of the historic custodian’s residence which is part of the Lietzenseepark landscaping protected as a architectural monument. Among other activities, the initiative has led a successful donation drive to fund the up-coming renovation. (Cf. www.parkhaus-lietzensee.de)
Due to the renovation efforts, visitors of the exhibit are limited to groups of ten at a time. We appreciate your understanding for these circumstances.
Duration of the exhibition: 9 July – 18 July 2017
Viewing hours: Friday to Sunday 2:00 – 6:00 pm, Monday and Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 pm
and by appointment
With kind appreciation to THE CORPORATE SUPPORTERS PROGRAM and
As Good as It Gets: Young Fluxus Fans!
at the JFKS in Berlin Zehlendorf