Flux Factory is pleased to present Humorgous Smorgasbord, a group exhibition of artworks that utilize incongruity through live performance, video,sculpture and writing. Most of you probably won’t make it out to see the show. You’ll likely have other plans during the Friday night opening and performances on September 8th. Or let’s guess, can’t make it to an old-fashioned smörgåsbord dinner with artist presentations on Thursday, September 14th. So, what’s funny?
a solo show by Elisabeth Wieser
May 13th-15th, 2016
Friday, May 13th, 7 pm
May 14th-15th, 3-6 pm
Elisabeth Wieser presents Frame Ajar- a collection of her recent work of collage, sculpture and installation. Flux’s exhibition space will be transformed into a conversation of architectural composition and loose form, analyzing the liminal space in between the familiar and the unknown. As an engagement with the surrounding site-specific language, architectural elements are converted into abstract lines and sculptural forms, interlacing the composition of the two- and the three-dimensional work in the space.
Elisabeth Wieser is a German artist who creates sculptures and site-specific, architectural interventions, complemented by film, drawings and collage. She is interested in stage-like structures, illusionary materials, ‘non-spaces’ and inadvertent sculptural vestige. Her work often alludes to displaced or claustrophobic habitats and explores ambiguous spatial situations as well as dreamlike, sometimes Brutalist architecture. Using a human scale in her three-dimensional work she examines the human inter-relations between the body and its surroundings. Her collages unfold spaces that are hard to classify within known terms – a play of structural lines, equivocality, light, shadow and cinematographic suspense.
Elisabeth Wieser (b.1986 in Munich, Germany) studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich and at Goldsmith College in London and is the recipient of the Bavarian State Sponsorship Award for Fine Art 2014 and of the DAAD New York Scholarship 2016. Recent solo shows include “Realm” 2014 Karin Wimmer Contemporary Art, Munich; “Zonic” 2014 Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne; “Trespass” 2013 Charim Events, Vienna; as well as most recently “Den” at Popps Packing Emporium, Detroit, 2015.