Upcoming Exhibitions:

Christian Ruschitzka – Opening October 6, 2022 

 Vienna-based artist Christian Ruschitzka will be presenting new sculptural works and drawings from his Transformations (Verformungen) series, whereby familiar metal objects are meticulously liberated from their intended use and transformed into sculptures without losing their original materiality. This exhibition will also present a series of video works highlighting recent public interventions and a Zen garden tended to by a robot.

 

Gracelee Lawrence – Opening December  15, 2022 

Exhibiting for the first time in Europe, New York-based artist Gracelee Lawrence will exhibit a series of her pioneering 3-D printed sculptures. NY Times critic Roberta Smith recently wrote that “Lawrence ingenuously exploits her small 3-D printers” and described her work as “mouthwatering”, “gorgeous” and “covetable.”  Working from scans of her own body and various plant and fruit forms, these digital files render the organic into works of startling originality.  

Gonzalo Reyes Araos – Opening March 2, 2023 

Having recently returned to Berlin after seven months of working with artists in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, Gonzalo Reyes Araos will present a new series of works inspired by his experiences. These works use the three colors of modern digital screens but are transferred to an analog form by using multiple strips of painted paper assembled onto grids. The artist is interested in the fragmentation of our daily lives through our almost spiritual obsession with devices. 

Andrew Gilbert – Spring 2023 

Scottish artist Andrew Gilbert will be presenting a solo exhibition of his works for the first time in Vienna. Long-known for his radical installations, drawings, and paintings that address the historic and ongoing violence of imperialism in imaginative ways, Gilbert reminds us that we are far from the postcolonial future that we would like to envision. In his upcoming exhibition, Andrew Gilbert will continue to confront our romantic notions of the past by showing us that empires of oppression are very much alive, from today’s great power games playing out on the geo-political stage to the everyday violence used to bring products to the market. 

Past Exhibitions:

Hoch wie nie: imaginary landscapes and the creatures who live there
Leila Seyedzadeh & Marlene Bart :
May 21, 2022 - July 9, 2022

In focus: March 23, 2022 - May 7, 2022
Christian Ruschitzka, Mona Pourebrahim, Gonazalo Reyes Araos & Tamara Repetto

AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, curated by Mari Otberg: December 15, 2021 - February 19, 2022
Featuring 33 artists addressing the theme of 'Mountain' in their work

Iris Andraschek Christy Astuy Manfred Bockelmann Armin Boehm Nana Dix Martin Eder Lars Eidinger Andrew Gilbert Esther Haase Siggi Hofer Christian Hutzinger Karin Kneffel Hinrich Kröger Christopher Lehmpfuhl William Mackrell Jonathan Meese Anna Meyer Mari Otberg Justine Otto Martin Parr Danielle de Picciotto Katrin Plavčak Lukas Pusch Christian Ruschitzka Alex Ruthner Hubert Schmalix Erik Schmidt Norbert Schwontkowski Christian Stock Maja Vukoje Letizia Werth Nives Wildauer Erwin Wurm

naturae: August 27 - October 30, 2021
Gonzalo Reyes Araos, Marlene Bart, Mona Pourebrahim, Tamara Repetto

In this inaugural exhibition titled, naturae  GALERIE Peter Gaugy presents four international artists to Vienna whose work is addressing various elements of our natural world. 

Gonzalo Reyes Araos is a research artist who is interested in the intersection of light, communication and human perception. With studios in both the arid Atacama desert in northern Chile and in Berlin his work is questioning digital worlds flattening of our sense of space by transforming light into data packets and reassembling the images on our screens across vast distances. 

Marlene Bart takes the taxonomy of natural phenomena as a departure point to ask questions about the reductive thinking in our scientific need to classify and categorize the tremendous diversity of living species. Working at the renowned Berengo studios in Venice she cast a variety of natural creatures in glass. 

Mona Pourebrahim’s work is reassessing contemporary landscape painting by exploring the endless painterly possibilities inherent in the genre. Her work confronts the German romantic landscape tradition by deftly incorporating non-Western compositional elements of light and perspective from her native Iran to create pictorial tension.

Tamara Repetto creates multimedia conceptual works that draw the viewer into a dialogue with nature via their own perceptions, using a variety of material such as soil and plant roots found in the hills of Piedmont, Italy to soap bars, hand blown glass, sound loops, olfactory pods, and programmed devices.