Published: Sep 17, 2010
First solo show in France Traveling exhibition opening at Galerie Pfriem, Lacoste, France
Andreas Kocks, Paperwork #1001G (III) (detail), graphite on watercolor paper, dimensions variable, 2010, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, New York.
Sept. 17-Nov. 13
ATLANTA—The SCAD exhibitions department presents "The Perfect Splash
," a solo show featuring a site-specific cut-paper installation that features watercolors and two-dimensional studies by internationally renowned artist Andreas Kocks. The exhibition, Kocks' first in France, exemplifies the frozen moments captured in his acclaimed "paperworks" that suspend dynamically from the gallery walls.
"Each body of work on view at SCAD—the studies, watercolors, and wall installation—capture similar energies on different levels, from the more contained and intimate to those that span the gallery wall," said Kocks. Appearing as splatters of paint tossed at the wall, the imagery visually belies the artist's careful process of siting the piece in architectural space.
"Andreas Kocks' intricate wall installations activate and transform space, responding uniquely to the gallery architecture. It's an honor to host 'The Perfect Splash' at three SCAD locations—Lacoste, Atlanta and Savannah—and to witness the organic changes that will result in each exhibition venue," said SCAD's assistant curator Stephanie Greene.
Kocks was born in Germany and earned an M.F.A. in sculpture from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1989, an M.A. in education from the University of Düsseldorf in 1987, and a B.F.A. in integration of fine art and architecture from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1987. His work has been featured in recent solo exhibitions, including "Scattered," Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany, in 2010; "Current Events," Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, New York, in 2009; "Paperworks," Neue Werkstätten, Munich, Germany, in 2008; and "INstallation," Papermuseum Lenningen, Lenningen, Germany, in 2005. One of Kocks' "Paperworks" installations was included in the 2009-10 group show "Slash: Paper Under the Knife" at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York. Kocks received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2006. He lives in Munich, Germany, and New York, New York.
"The Perfect Splash" will be on view at Galerie Pfriem, Sept. 17-Nov. 13. The exhibition will then travel to Gallery Trois, SCAD Atlanta, for deFINE ART, Dec. 17, 2010-Feb. 25, 2011, and then to Pei Ling Chan Gallery in Savannah, Ga., March 7-April 29. Galerie Pfriem
84480 Lacoste, France Sept. 17–Nov. 13
Reception: Saturday, Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Gallery Trois
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 17, 2010-Feb. 25, 2011
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Pei Ling Chan Gallery
322 and 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, Ga. March 7-April 29
Reception: Tuesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.scadexhibitions.com