In the exhibition «Dialogue III: Light», Häusler Contemporary presents Keith Sonnier and Michael Venezia, two important representatives of postmodernism. In their works, light shows its qualities as a «graphic» sculptural element just as well as a dynamic «painterly» means.
The third edition of our dialogical exhibition series on the subject of light is dedicated to two artists, both of whom worked in the New York art milieu from the late 1960s and developed approaches with which they made a significant contribution to the renewal of art: Keith Sonnier in the field of sculpture, Michael Venezia in painting. While the latter discovered the paint spray gun in order to leave behind the handwriting of the brush stroke, the former began to integrate neon tubes into his objects, which were previously mainly used in advertising. Both artists appropriated materials from industry and everyday life in a then revolutionary gesture in order to develop a new, artistic aesthetic that coins our understanding of art to this day.