Solo Exhibition: Martin von Wagner Museum- “New Songs to Learn and Sing”

Solo Exhibition News

This year I have been preparing for a solo exhibition at the Martin von Wagner Museum in Würzburg, Germany. This exhibition will include 10 recent paintings (both large-scale and smaller works) and 12 select drawings.

While looking at the painting collection of the museum, I discovered a vanitas still life by the 17th-century Flemish painter Cornelis Gijsbrechts. The theme of vanitas – remembering our mortality, fragility, and the transience of our existence – seems particularly relevant at this moment in history, in which self-absorption permeates all areas of life. The Gijsbrechts still life stayed on my mind as I created the works for this exhibition. 

Shifting Sky, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 95 x 120 cm /37,4 x 47,2 inches
foto: Eric Tschernow

The exhibition is part of the WinckelmannfeierThe opening of the event begins with introductory remarks at the Neubaukirche in Würzburg, after which we will all walk over to the museum gallery in the Würzburg Residence.

Girl in Shadowtime, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 95 x 120 cm
Acrylic on linen, 37,4 x 47,2 inches
photo: Eric Tschernow
Bones for the Approaching Future, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 170 x 140 cm
Acrylic on linen, 67 x 55 inches
photo: Eric Tschernow

12/12/2018 – 14/04/2019

Tuesday, December 11 
18:00 Neubaukirche
Würzburg, Germany

The starting point of the opening is at the Winckelmannfeier at the Neubaukirche in Würzburg, and then moves to the museum.

Opening Address:
Neubaustraße 38
Alte Universität, Neubaukirche (entrance from Domerschulstraße) Exhibition

Residenzplatz 2A
97070 Würzburg

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 – 13:30
Alternating Sundays 10:00 – 13:30

A full-color catalogue will be published by the museum and available for purchase. Texts by museum director Damian Dombrowski and curator Sophie Renninger. Texts in German and English.

Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts 
Vanitas-Stillleben mit Dokument, Nottenblättern und einem Blumenstrauß (1662)
Öl auf Leinwand , 70 x 83 cm

© Martin von Wagner Museum,
photo: Birgit Wörz