Silvia Bächli "Fjall"

Peter Freeman

poster for Silvia Bächli "Fjall"

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The exhibition takes its name from the Icelandic word for the mountainous landscape of the far north. Many of Bächli’s recent works relate to the forms and colors of these remote highlands, their moss, lichen, creeks, rocks, and stones. Bächli’s work has almost always been in shades of black and grey but new in this recent work is an increasing presence of color—reds, blues, greens, and yellows.

Her imagery derives from the world no matter how abstract the drawings appear. Her shapes come from human form, domestic space, and landscape. Yet, these basic elements of body and environment are reduced to line and wash, isolated from context, and often running off the edge of the paper. Color further connects Bächli’s forms to the tangible, while highlighting the movement and pauses of the artist’s hand as one color becomes another.

In Fjall, Bächli presents over thirty new drawings, all in gouache or india ink on paper. They range in size from approximately 12 x 9 inches to 24 x 32 inches.



from February 24, 2011 to April 02, 2011


Silvia Bächli

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