Solo exhibition competition, December 2016

 

 

Winner (juror's choice):

 

Josiane Keller (Austria/USA): ホテル Hotel – Surrogates

December 15, 2016 – January 10, 2017

 

Please visit Josiane's exhibition page here.

 

 

Honourable mentions: 

 

Ralph Hassenpflug: Exile

Paula Rae Gibson: Heart off the Hook

Susan Rosenberg JonesSecond Time Around

 

Please click on the names for the galleries of the honourable mentions.

 
Exile No. 1
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Exile No. 5
Exile No. 6
Exile No. 7
Exile No. 8
Exile No. 9
Exile No. 10
Exile No. 13
Exile No. 14
Exile No. 15
Exile No. 16
Exile No. 17
Exile No. 18

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Artist statement

Ralph Hassenpflug: Exile (The Willingness to Live in a Void)

"Two passports, no country. From the outside looking in. A time of transition and introspection. Autumn of my life. Acceptance of mortality. Where do I come from? Who am I? Where am I going? I recognize myself in this world only discernible in shadows and reflections. Self portraits and empty landscapes provide a glimpse of what is and what might become.” (Ralph Hassenpflug)

To find out more about Ralph Hassenpflug, click here:

http://www.ralphhassenpflug.com

Paula Rae Gibson

Heart off the Hook
 
Late Husband
Meaningless to Say No
I Wake up, but You're Not There
End
She Wears a Viel She Wears a Mask
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Like a Pill Dissolved
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My Desire Keeps Uturning
You Make Everything Upside down
Where's the Freedom

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Artist statement

Paula Rae Gibson: Heart off the Hook

"When you are attracted to those who have no love to give you, who  reflect the pain in us or the numbness we feel ,for whatever reason at that time.... we go on a totally different emotional journey altogether to loving.” (Paula Rae Gibson)

To find out more about Paula Rae Gibson, click here: 

http://www.paularaegibson.com

Susan Rosenberg Jones

Second Time Around
 
Second Time Around No. 1
Second Time Around No. 5
Second Time Around No. 6
Second Time Around No. 8
Second Time Around No. 10
Second Time Around No. 11
Second Time Around No. 12
Second Time Around No. 13
Second Time Around No. 14
Second Time Around No. 15
Second Time Around No. 19
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Second Time Around No. 21
Second Time Around No. 24

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Artist statement

 

Susan Rosenberg Jones: Second Time Around

"After having been married for 32 years my husband passed away in 2008, after a long illness. Once widowed, I experienced the confusing and mixed feelings of grief: guilt, loneliness, regrets, indelible memories of loving glances, hugs, and laughs. In 2009 I decided to try online dating because I wanted to meet a man for an occasional movie or dinner date.

The second man I met online was Joel, and we felt a bond right away. Soon after, I closed my account on JDate. We married in January of 2012 in a lovely ceremony at home. I hadn’t expected to fall in love, but I did. To my surprise and delight, I found that I could deeply love this wonderful man who entered my life, while holding dear the memories of my first husband.

Having been in a long-term marriage, I came to this new relationship with the tools in place to be a good wife. We quickly fell into the routine and ease of being a stable married couple, except that we were newlyweds in our 60's. There is humor in that. For one thing, our bodies are not supple and streamlined the way they were when we were young. We both come with a lot of baggage, and at our ages, it’s no big deal, nothing to get excited about. We’ve both seen a lot, done a lot, and have higher thresholds for idiosyncratic behavior than in our 20’s and 30’s.

In this series, Second Time Around, I delight in observing my new husband as he goes about living day to day. We both know that life is short, and perhaps because of our new found love and comfort, can journey through this life with a certain enthusiasm. We feel secure, yet we know we’re lucky.” (Susan Rosenberg Jones)

To find out more about Susan Rosenberg Jones, click here:

http://www.susanrosenbergjones.com

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Exile No. 10

Ralph Hassenpflug