Group exhibition – »invited by // part two«

»invited by // part two«
Group exhibition

On November 23, 2019, we will be presenting »invited by // part two«, the second part of the exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Galerie Robert Drees at Weidendamm 15 in the Lower Saxon state capital.

Surprising constellations have again come together in this next part of the exhibition project, which also includes artists with close familiar ties, for example Julia Mangold, who invited her father, the documentary photographer Guido Mangold to take part in the show. The photographs by the student of Otto Steinert as well as the perpetual discussions about art in the Mangold family in Munich had a sustainable influence on the work of the younger artist, who now lives and works in the United States and has become known for her reduced pigment and steel pieces.

A familiar family connection also links the Berlin-based artist Sabine Dehnel with her guest artist. She will be showing objects and wall pieces in one of the gallery’s spaces together with her husband, the designer Andreas Berlin.

Pairs of artists will also be represented whose fascination for each other’s works proceeds from artistic considerations, for example the photographer Nicole Ahland from Wiesbaden and the Cologne painter Markus Fräger. The works of these two artists in different mediums are characterized by their dealings with light and shade.

Michael Laube and Franziska Reinbothe likewise make up a constellation founded on the similar ideas and aspects of paintings they employ in the production of their own artworks. The Berlin-based Laube makes use of a material that is unconventional in painting, namely acrylic glass, while the Leipzig-based Reinbothe reworks his abstract canvas pieces into three-dimensional objects.

The artists Gustavo Díaz Sosa and Gregor Gaida are likewise linked by contentual aspects in their works. The Cuban draftsman and painter as well as the Bremen-based sculptor combine abstraction and figuration, Apocalypse and Genesis, defragmentation and destruction in their works.

Artistic neighbors are again juxtaposed to in this new edition of the exhibition, for example the Hannover-based Thomas Dillmann and Raimund Zakowski, who both reference the photographer Heinrich Riebesehl in their works.

The artist collective Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock from London were invited by their British colleague and longtime friend Eric Butcher. Taken together, the three artists present works from the fields of abstract and concrete painting.

The two Berlin-based artists Christian Pilz and Tine Benz are linked by ten years of friendship. The master student of Leiko Ikemura presents delicately drawn works on paper alongside boldly colored canvases by the master student of Georg Baselitz.

The artist colleagues Wolfram Ullrich from Germany and Mikael Fagerlund from Sweden have known each other from diverse exhibition participations for about ten years. One of the first encounters between the two artists took place at the Fondation Vasarely in France where they showed abstract and seemingly illusionistic works.

The rubbish bag tableaus in the style of Pop and Pop culture by the Munich artist Torsten Mühlbach will be on show in the exhibition at the invitation of the likewise Munich-based artists Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle. At »invited by // part two«, the artist duo will be exhibiting one of their amorphic works made from a material that is unusual for the two sculptors – black granite.

Look forward to a diverse group exhibition that opens up fascinating and thrilling encounters in which the artists of the gallery are integrated into new contexts.

Guest artists // Gallery artists
Nicole Ahland // Markus Fräger
Andreas Berlin // Sabine Dehnel
Gregor Gaida // Gustavo Díaz Sosa
Guido Mangold // Julia Mangold
Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock // Eric Butcher
Torsten Mühlbach // Venske & Spänle
Christian Pilz // Tine Benz
Franziska Reinbothe // Michael Laube
Wolfram Ullrich // Mikael Fagerlund
Raimund Zakowski // Thomas Dillmann

Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening remarks:
The introduction to the exhibition will be held by Robert Drees and Christin Müller at 12.30 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition:
November 23, 2019 – January 18, 2020

The following event will take place in the gallery on December 3, 2019 at 7 pm.
»Bauhaus 100: Wie politisch war das BAUHAUS?«
With Ulrich Krempel and Ulrike Otto in conjunction with the “Forum für Politik und Kultur e.V.”

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Group exhibition – »invited by // part one«

»invited by // part one«
Group exhibition

20 Years – Galerie Robert Drees in Weidendamm 15
25 Years – Robert Drees Art Dealer in Hannover
More than ONE reason to celebrate!

With our upcoming exhibition »invited by // part one«, which will open on “Zinnober” weekend August 31/September 1, 2019 in the gallery spaces, we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Galerie Robert Drees in Weidendamm 15 in the state capital of Lower Saxony.
For the exhibition marking this jubilee, our gallery artists have invited a guest artist to enter to an exciting neighborly dialogue. Surprising constellations emerge that document artistic as well as biographical connections.

Gallery artist Paul Schwer is thus juxtaposed with two artists he recently met preparing the Braunschweig Lichtparcours, the Hannover artist duo Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner.
The Japanese artist Shige Fujishiro, known for his delicate and spectacular safety pin pieces, has been invited to take part in the exhibition by Pepa Salas Vilar, an artist who regularly appears as a protagonist in her own pictures.
Siegfried Neuenhausen, the doyen of Hannover’s art scene who will be represented with bronze sculptures was invited by Sun-Rae Kim, who met him while studying at the HBK Braunschweig.
The Düsseldorf artists Werner Haypeter and Simon Halfmeyer are not only geographical (studio) neighbors but are also close artistically, often producing site-specific installations that make sight and space tangible in new ways.
The richly varied works of Jürgen Paas and Jürgen Jansen, likewise natives of the Rhineland, share contentual aspects with constructs encompassing layering and tiering, chance and order.
The Munich artist Wolfgang Stehle is following Lucia Dellefant’s invitation to participate in our show. He critically and humorously questions the medium of sculpture in his works and thus deals in a differentiated manner with Lucia Dellefant’s wall sculpture.
Christian Ruckdeschel, who was invited by Szilard Huszank, already realized a large-format sculpture in the garden of the German-Hungarian landscape painter. The works of the two artists are each characterized by a broad spectrum—Huszank’s canvases oscillate between figuration and abstraction; Ruckdeschel’s stone objects between fluctuating and steadfast states.
The Spanish sculptor Samuel Salcedo, who has always fascinated us with his human countenances, invited his friend and artist colleague Ramon Surinyac from Barcelona, who will surprise us with his spectacular landscape paintings.
The Finnish Marko Vuokola and Pertti Kekarainen are likewise friends and share a love for photography that is evident in their striking explorations of levels of space.
Hanna Nitsch and Veronika Veit concern themselves with interpersonal relationships and familial-individual situatedness. This is not their first encounter; the two artists and their works already confronted each other ten years ago in the show »in between – Die Kunst, erwachsen zu werden« and are now enjoying a comeback in the »invited by« exhibition.

Guest artists // Gallery artists
Shige Fujishiro // Pepa Salas Vilar
Werner Haypeter // Simon Halfmeyer
Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner // Paul Schwer
Siegfried Neuenhausen // Sun-Rae Kim
Jürgen Paas // Jürgen Jansen
Christian Ruckdeschel // Szilard Huszank
Wolfgang Stehle // Lucia Dellefant
Ramon Surinyac // Samuel Salcedo
Veronika Veit // Hanna Nitsch
Marko Vuokola // Pertti Kekarainen

Zinnober, Saturday, August 31, 2019 and Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Opening remarks:
Robert Drees will introduce the exhibition on both days at 12.30 p.m.
At 1 p.m. a performance of the artist duo Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner will take place.

On September 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. we are opening a sound installation by the Greek artist M. Papalexandri-Alexandri in our spaces. The »Lautsprecher« concert will be performed place in the gallery on September 7, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Both events are being presented in conjunction with the »Musik 21 Niedersachsen« festival.
We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Duration of the exhibition:
August 31 – November 11, 2019

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Venske & Spänle – »Pool Party«

Venske & Spänle – »Pool Party«

It will probably be the party of the year! At the very least it will be the party with the most unusual guests: “Smörfs,” “Gumpfots,” Myzots” and all sorts of seemingly organic entities by Venske & Spänle will be attending the Munich artist duo’s ‘Pool Party.” The amorphous sculptures made of Laas marble, one of the world’s hardest and whitest types of marble, make a striking appearance due to their virtually human features. Venske & Spänle—masters of stone sculpture—bring each and every one of their artworks to life with their labor-intensive carving, sanding and polishing, transforming the cold marble into something astonishingly vital, flowing and growing. The perfectly formed and polished abstract forms triumph over the surroundings with their seemingly intrinsic movement and thus enter into an interesting dialogue with the space and ultimately the viewer.
The works of Venske & Spänle can be found around the world and make their presence felt in urban and representative spaces such as museums as well as in remote landscapes or locations like the Sahara Desert or a boat on the Congo River. The exhibition takes you on a journey through the cosmos of Venske & Spänle and the numerous encounters between their sculptures and people around the world. You are invited to our gallery to discover and become acquainted with the new “Smörfs,” “Gumpfotes” and “Helotrophes” by Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle.

Maribel Mas – Drawings

Parallel to our main exhibition “Pool Party” featuring sculptures by Venske & Spänle, we are presenting fine drawings and prints by the Venezuelan artist Maribel Mas (born 1967, Caracas) in our OUT-LOOK space. Making use of paper stencils, she draws hatched lines that are then made to vibrate like the strings of a musical instrument. Serial music’s repetitiveness has indeed had a remarkable influence on Mas’s work, especially the minimalist compositions of a Steve Reich and the pursuit of “phase music” in which identical sound phases gradually shift out of unison with each other due to minimal tempo differences. The artist employs a similar approach to explore the possibilities of “phase drawing”, for which she uses the simplest of materials: hand-made Japanese paper and ink. Her drawings and prints made by using this technique invite the view to contemplate on the diversity and volatility of things—or likewise opens up a possibility space in which sight can freely play with the lines.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7.p.m.

Opening remarks:
Dr. Martin Hellmold, art historian

Duration of the exhibition:
May 23 – August 17, 2019

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment