The The Hand Refrains group exhibition at Vienna’s MAUVE opened September 8 and is running to October 6.
The show “assesses the relationship between artists, their work and the viewer” and includes work by Stefan Fuchs, Carl Mannov, Evelyn Plaschg and Laura Yuile. The title is a play off of a William Morris poem about Pygmalion and Galatea.
The installation brings together a number of materials across painting, lacquer, watercolour on cotton, peppermint, soap and other appropriated objects to explore the concept of figuration. Through animism, and anthropomorphism, everything in the room becomes alive as a figure by “assuming the position of the artist’s avatar or that of a creature looking back at you.”