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The Immerath Project

  • Galerie Knecht und Burster 4 Baumeisterstraße Karlsruhe, BW, 76137 Germany (map)

Reflecting on my own Rhenish upbringing, my current work explores the German notion of Heimat. A recent series, The Immerath Project, is named after a nearby village currently being re-located as a result of strip mining, its buildings torn down to give way to excavated expanses. Immerath acts as a stand-in for a region in which disappearance and development, nostalgia and progress go hand-in-hand. The Immerath paintings portray a scarred landscape, on whose plowed surface, like a palimpsest, traces of old layers remain visible.

Later Event: September 8
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