Charline von Heyl

Works on Paper

November 13 - December 15, 2007

535 W 22nd Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening reception: Thursday, November 15, 6–8 p.m.

Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works on paper by New York-based artist Charline von Heyl.

In her new series of works on paper, Charline von Heyl broadens her abstract lexicon through experimentations with printmaking techniques such as lithography, silkscreen and woodcut. Von Heyl is at play in the new works on paper, using the processes of printing as collage equal in parts to her use of paint and the brush. As these printing methods connote a paced tradition of technique, Von Heyl introduces a method of speed that upends the technical processes: creating jagged spider-like lines by using tape on woodblocks to per-chance placings of paper upon the silkscreen itself. Von Heyl then adds paint with jarring color - goldenrod yellow, electric blue, and fiery orange - disrupting the potential quiet of the primarily black-and-white works. The pure physicality of all these mediums creates a tension of stillness and speed, of noise and silence.

As a series, one can see a repetition of images, colors, and shapes throughout. Through this repetition, Von Heyl intentionally references the act of printing without creating an edition. As each piece has its own unique presence they also congeal as a distinct series. Moving and reflecting one another they amass into one large abstraction.

Charline von Heyl was born in Mainz, Germany and lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited both in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art and Vienna Secession. Von Heyl's works are in the collections of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition will open November 13, with a reception on November 15 from 6– 8 p.m., and will be on view through December 15. Friedrich Petzel Gallery is located at 535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. For further information, please contact the gallery at 212-680-9467 or info@petzel.com.


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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, oil color on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Digital, ink on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Two woodcuts on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Silkscreen on woodcut on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, silkscreen on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, ink on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Lithograph, watercolor, collage on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Lithograph, watercolor, collage on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, silkscreen on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, silkscreen on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut on digital on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Silkscreen, woodcut on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Silkscreen, woodcut, gouache, watercolor on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Silkscreen, ink on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Acrylic, charcoal, ink on paper
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    Untitled
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    Lithograph, watercolor, collage on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Lithograph, colored paper, AP3
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Lithograph, ink on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, ink on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, ink on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, tape on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut, collage on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Lithograph, ink, gouache on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Woodcut on digital on paper
    30 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches
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    Untitled
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    Two woodcuts on paper
    30 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches
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    Untitled
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    Acrylic, woodcut on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled
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    Acrylic, silkscreen on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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    Silkscreen on acrylic paint on paper
    30.125 x 22.5 inches
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With the support of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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© 2010 Les presses du réel

ISBN: 978-2-84066-417-8