NOMADIC GALLERY FINDS A HOME: SCHIEFE ZÄHNE / ON SHOW: CHARLIE FROUD AND OLGA PEDAN

NOMADIC GALLERY FINDS A HOME: SCHIEFE ZÄHNE / ON SHOW: CHARLIE FROUD AND OLGA PEDAN

Within the context of the Dingum project, Hannes Schmidt and Dennis Oliver Schroer organized a number of exhibitions in changing locations until 2016. Recently, Schmidt has allowed the formerly nomadic concept to settle down: For two years he has been running Schiefe Zähne (Crooked Teeth), a permanent gallery space tucked away in a Prenzlauer Berg backyard. Currently, artists Charlie Froud and Olga Pedan have transformed the former workshop into a place where coherence is negotiable as both a formal and psychological category. Pedan depicts comic-like characters with ancient painting techniques: egg tempera and rabbit-skin glue render pictures that are radiantly translucent, almost diaphanous. Similarly, Froud’s wooden sculptures, which also function as loudspeakers that churn out a different playlist each week, unveil multiple layers of meaning: What appears to be an artistically crafted surface is in fact the result of wood pest infestation. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: courtesy of Olga Pedan, Charlie Froud, Hannes Schmidt & Schiefe Zähne)

Schiefe Zähne, Schliemannstr.37, 10437 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Olga Pedan, Charlie Froud – Central Fantasy, through 13.4.2019
Thu–Fri 15–19h or by appointment

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