The artist uses found wooden objects, harvested branches and industrially produced wood as pictorial material for wall objects and walk-in enclosures.
IN FAMILIAR STRANGENESS
When Peter F. Piening talks about the world, he says: "the apparent world". A strange fascination emanates from his depictions. Since the 1970s, Piening has developed a haunting body of work that seems to be strongly influenced by the surreal and fantastic, with grasses, tree trunks and snow-covered surfaces drawn down to the last detail.
Since the early 1980s, he has been working with wood: found objects, branches and industrially produced wood serve as pictorial material for standing and wall objects. Even in the peculiar walk-in enclosures, which seem like parallel worlds, everything is sawn from wood. The fretsaw is the seemingly harmless tool for his explorations of the everyday. Piening uses it to cite things subtly on the tableau of so-called reality.
Guided tours with the curator Dörte Ahrens:
Thursday, January 11 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24 at 4 p.m.
Thursday February 1 at 18.00
Wednesday February 7 at 16.00
Sunday February 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Friday February 23 at 18.00
Saturday March 2 at 16:00
Sunday March 10 at 4.00 p.m.
Guided tour fee 2 euros (plus admission) // Group tours by arrangement
Special offer: art, coffee & cake
The price of 8 euros includes admission to the exhibition, the tour fee and coffee. Cake of your choice in the café costs 2.40-2.60 euros.