The Green Gallery is pleased to present its second exhibition of the work of artist Gaylen Gerber.
For this exhibition, Gerber presents two artworks in a modified exhibition space that confuses easy distinctions between object and context and heightens awareness of visual perception, questioning how we differentiate what we are looking at from what surrounds it.
Gerber is interested in addressing ideas surrounding perception and particularly the role of context in perception. Gerber’s own work often acts as the contextual ground for the expression of other artists. For this exhibition, Gerber continues to examine the role of the contextual ground in the interpretation of art but also specifically foregrounds the background as an expressive element itself. Recognizing the shifting relationships between expression and it’s ground is at the heart of Gerber’s exhibition and draws attention to a central aspect of perception, which is that to perceive something at all you must first be able to distinguish it from its background.
Gaylen Gerber has exhibited widely. Recent solo exhibitions and cooperative projects include: The Museé d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg city, Luxembourg; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland; and the FRAC Bourgogne and Museé des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France.