dispari & dispari projects
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Dec. 8th, 2012
till Feb 10th, 2013
project is pleased to invite you to the opening of 'We Never
Have Enough', an exhibition of recent works by Katrin Plavcak,
on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 – 6 pm. This is the
second solo show by the Austrian artist in the exhibition
space in Reggio Emilia within a few years. The exhibition
comprises of a group of collages, paintings and objects.
But what is it that we never have enough
of? Probably the search for satisfaction through an unbridled
accumulation of objects and material goods, a layout planted
in the human constitution for desiring and achieving more
once the reward button is triggered. For sure the work in
the exhibition questions attitudes to a capitalism that believes
in never ending growth and greed for more profit. The title
'We Never Have Enough', is emblematic and leaves the viewer
to look at the works of the show with these words in the back
of his mind.
In the painting "Hunting Glory, 2010"
we see pirates gathered around a big killed Hippo, and only
another animal is feeling pity for its death. There is the
painting "Erfolg und Verwahrlosung, 2011" about
success and its possible connection to waywardness and another
one "Begegnung auf offener See, 2011" about the
absurdness surrounding certain laws of warfare. A group of
strange landscape paintings serve as background radiation
where disconnected minds and bodies are floating around, houses
are visited by their bigger abstract relatives and landscape
itself becomes vivid and clouds play Tetris out of boredom.
It is a parade of caricatures of human kind with their excesses
and secrets put down in paint. In the center of the exhibition
space there is a group of recent objects dealing with time
and perception and a small Chinese hero appears to help us
all through the mess we are in.