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a hand-off between

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Untitled, 2002 Silver Gelatin Print on Baryta Paper 11.5 × 8 Inches © Heiner Blumenthal
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Untitled , 2010 Alkyd on Canvas 16 × 20 Inches © Devening Projects + Editions
a hand-off between

3039 West Carroll
Chicago, IL 60612
January 31st, 2010 - March 1st, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.deveningprojects.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
dan@deveningprojects.com
PHONE:  
312.420.4720
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat 12-6; by appointment
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Heiner Blumenthal, a Cologne-based painter, is now featured in the off space with a project that has been an important and on going part of his practice. Blumenthal is well-known in Germany for large-scale canvases; in Chicago, he shows a very personal and less exposed side of his work, but one that continues to inform and influence his paintings. The black and white photographs and black ink drawings seem in one sense oppositional, but quickly reveal subtle associations that ultimately lead to meaning through allusion. The rich tonalities of the photographs are taken to heightened contrast in the ink drawings; both bodies of work suggest a stark world where light reveals and redeems. 

Heiner Blumenthal has exhibited his work throughout Europe, most recently at Galerie Nihil Nisi in Berlin, Galerie Barbara Oberem in Bonn and Galerie Jöllenbeck in Cologne. He is the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation and the Gottlieb Foundation. This is his first exhibition with devening projects + editions.