Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of Mitzi Pederson: You’ll know, running from January 15th through February 27th, 2010. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 15th from 6-8 pm.
Mitzi Pederson creates unified formal gestures from pieces of wood. Bent, balanced, stacked and suspended, her sculptures function as drawing in space, while pushing the strength and pliability of material to its limits; her delicate tensile constructions embody the intersection between the ephemeral and the material. In her most recent body of work, Pederson experiments with the level of control she exerts over each construction, allowing the qualities of each medium, such as wood’s warp and heft, to dictate its own final form. Loose attachments of thread form lattices of mixed materials that seem to barely hang on the wall. By allowing the materials to take on a life of their own, Pederson creates works that are questions rather than statements, investigating their own potential energy and permanence.
Mitzi Pederson was born in 1976 in Stuart, Florida. She received a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. In 2004 she completed an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the California College of the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at World Class Boxing, Miami, FL, Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles , White Columns, New York, and Ratio 3, San Francisco. Recent group exhibitions include New York Minute, MACRO FUTURE, Rome (2009), Quiet Revolution, Milton Keynes Gallery and Harris Museum, Preston, UK (2009), Tony Feher, Allison Miller and Mitzi Pederson, ACME, Los Angeles (2009), The Approach (twoperson with Lotte Gertz), London (2009), No Information Available, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels (2008), Now You See It, Aspen Art Museum (2008), Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York (2008), and the 2008 Whitney
Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Pederson currently lives and works in Berlin.