Exhibition preview

What’s out there? Five American Artists

Robin Rose, Robert Sagerman, Jeremy Thomas, Bill Thompson & Susan York

Exhibition from January 20 to March 31, 2023

Vernissage: Friday, January 20th 2023, 6 to 8 pm
Matinee: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12 to 4 pm

When Galerie Renate Bender last asked: "What's out there?”, a group exhibition with five artists from just as many countries was created on the occasion of the Open Art 2009. 

We dare to think outside the box again with five American artists who we represent for many news and whose work has an extraordinary physical presence. They all share an innovative approach to their respective materials: oil, polyurethane, steel, wax and graphite. The result is three-dimensional objects and relief-like surfaces in a wide range of colors. Let's take a look across the pond at new discoveries. 

Exhibition preview

Bim Koehler & Matt McClune

Exhibition from April 21st to June 24th, 2023

Opening: Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6 to 8 pm
Matinee: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12 to 4 pm

Bim Koehler was born in 1949 in Kassel, Germany. He lives and works in Spiesheim / Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.  

In dealing with color fields in painting Koehler seeks out borders again and again – the dissolution of the pictorial space and the use of innovative and traditional materials have led to new results. Consistently new pictorial statements have been developed on the basis of geometrical starting points and endless layers of paint.

Matt McClune was born in 1973 in Worcester, MA, USA. He lives and works in St. Romain, France.

For the past 15 years Matt McClune has been taking visual clues from the environments of particular locations he was visiting in Europe and abroad and distilling them into his often quiet, meditative paintings, flooded with light. At times bordering on the monochrome, more often active and gestural, the many-layered washes of clear polyurethane gel, containing pure, finely-dispersed pigments, are applied to various metallic supports with specially-made spatulas of varying widths. Ideally seen in changing natural light, McClune’s paintings often shift in mood and color, as the light of day penetrates into the layers.