SOLO EXHIBITION AND BOOK SIGNING AT CHIAROSCURO GALLERY – “The Space Between Memory and Expectation” Fall 2021

Renate Aller at Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, September 10 – October 9, 2021 “The Space Between Memory and Expectation”

PLATE 129 | Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile, 2019 and PLATE 124  | Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile, 2019

Excerpt from Trevor Bishai for Musée Magazine:

“The German-born visual artist Renate Aller has long been interested in the intersections between memory and landscape. Made up of large-scale images of remote natural forms such as Patagonian glaciers and the Himalayan mountains, her latest series, The Space Between Memory and Expectation, shows how interconnected distant environments across the world are, and in doing so references several ideas about liminality, time, and space….” 

PLATE 118  |  Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile, 2019

…”In the tradition of landscape photography, Aller’s images are quite unconventional. While they are no doubt landscapes, they break convention in a twofold way. First, the carefully chosen subject matter has a very homogenous color palette. Where we are used to seeing a mass of natural colors in fine detail in traditional landscapes, Aller’s images are highly monochromatic, depicting glaciers and skies with a highly similar collection of pale blue tones. The ocean, which appears in several of her works, never takes on its quintessential aqua-green hue; rather, it is cast nearly in grayscale. Instead of depicting landscapes with many colors, Aller pushes us to examine the ever-so-subtle variations in the natural hues, such as the way the glacier’s shadows deepen its turquoise shades in “Plate 129,” or the way the sky alludes to Mark Rothko in the gradual shifting of tones in “Plate 70.”…

PLATE 70  |  Atlantic Ocean, USA, 2010

…”While their color palettes are quite uniform, her images in no way lack the detail normally associated with large-scale landscapes. Five feet wide and over three feet high, each print is loaded with minute variations in form and color and are so large that such details are highly inviting, urging the viewer to take a closer look…”

Renate Aller, monograph published by Kehrer Verlag, with essays by Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, and Courtney J Martin, director of the Yale Center for British Art
  • Hardcover
  • ca. 34 x 25 cm, 144 pages, 64 color images
  • ISBN: 978-3-96900-027-4

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Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art

558 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501

505.992.0711 

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