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Jason McCoy Gallery is pleased to present the second New York solo exhibition of the German artist Christiane Löhr. The show will fe ature a selection of sculptures\, new works on paper\, as well as site-spec ific installation.

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Based in Germany and Italy\, Christiane Löh r works with organic materials. Her sculptures transform ivy seeds\, plant stalks\, tree blossoms\, and horsehair\, for example\, into elaborate geome tric constructs. Instead of manipulating these ingredients with foreign mat erials such as paint or glue\, Löhr’s practice is based on the pure act of “ordering”. She carefully evaluates her materials\; she studies their overa ll structure and physical characteristics\, assesses their resistance and e lasticity. By organizing single elements into intimately scaled volumetric forms\, Löhr derives at a unified entity that exudes both harmony and tranq uility.

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Löhr’s sculptures encourage focused observation. When stud ied up close\, they pay homage to the wealth and delicacy of detail found i n nature. In that sense\, Löhr provides a pedestal for the often overlooked and yet omni-present remnants of environmental organisms. Carefully instal led\, these objects of nature further engage in a dialogue with architectur e. Seen outside their natural context and carefully installed in manmade sp aces\, they gain an iconic presence and clarity. Though Löhr’s oeuvre share s aesthetic qualities with Minimalism and the Arte Povera movement\, her ex clusive focus on nature makes for a rather unique stance. “My sculptures all share something”\, she explains. “This might be defined as a wh ole\, which is made up of a number of individual elements that suddenly see m inseparable. I have the sense that the work process itself is strict\, ea ch work has its own logic and follows a vision of clear gesture and form th at comes from within.”

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In addition\, Löhr’s works on paper exp and on the exploration of light. Whereas the sculptures are meticulous and precise\, these works embrace a gestural quality a sense of spontaneity. Ab stract\, yet reminiscent of plant structures\, these are rendered in a stri ctly black and white or grey and white palette. They are concentrated analy ses of the interplay between translucency and opacity\, biomorphic form and geometric rhythm. For the past year\, Löhr has focused on increasing the s ize of her works on paper. This exhibition will feature a selection of new examples.

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Christiane Löhr was born in Wiesbaden in 1965. She has e xhibited extensively in Europe and Asia\, including at the 49th Biennale di Venezia. Her solo exhibition at the Villa Panza in Varese\, Italy\, in 201 0\, was the last exhibition conceived by the acclaimed collector Giuseppe P anza. Christiane Löhr lives and works in Cologne and Prato\, Italy.

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