On this occasion of Gallery Weekend, Berta Fischer will show new sculptures of diverse materiality presented in the exhibition space at Bleibtreustraße/Entrance Mommsenstraße, running until the end of May.
Berta Fischer, known for her sculptures and installations made of organically shaped chromatic acrylic glass, in this exhibition, widens the array of her materials from styrofoam and polyethene to silicon and latex.
The sculpture Setrolyn, 2015, dominates the first room. Centrally suspended from the ceiling like a large mobile, the work consists of many coloured elements of acrylic glass: soft, organic shapes are encountered with sharp, agressive parts. They superimpose and pervade each other. Neared, different perspectives on the only seemingly moveable parts of the sculpture arouse associations of chimeras, animals or science fiction scenarios.
The balancing act between fairy world and the cosmos of science, play and aggression, nature and artificiality, renders Berta Fischer´s work fraught with tension. Thus in the second room of the gallery the visitor encounters almost archaic figures made of polyethene. In jazzy green and purple, they seem to waver through the room like whimsical long-legged monsters. Dregded partially with glitter, the sculptures invite for speculations on their origin of galactic spheres or gloomy underground worlds. And as if Berta Fischer had captured a comet flashing past a purple latex fabric overstreches a turquoise styrofoam bale and adheres it to the wall.