press release

opening reception September 12

"Exposition N°1" is the inaugural show of Balice Hertling, a new gallery in Paris founded by Daniele Balice and Alexander Hertling. This group exhibition is the first presentation of Balice Hertling and an introduction to the gallery program. The selection -- of artists and of works -- characterizes the gallery owners' sensibility and attitude. It also tells a story of the remarkable encounters that took place during the making of the gallery. Some of the artists in the show will be part of the gallery's regular program, while others are simply friends and supporters.

New York-based German artist Kerstin Brätsch oscillates between abstraction and figuration in works that have a subtle, esoteric spirit. The Berlin based painter Bernhard Brungs builds an anthology of pictures that combine his interest in history and literature. American artist Nick Mauss' narrative and symbolic works reveal the artist's complex and mysterious sensibility. Dutch artist Falke Pisano's work focuses on her interest in modernist sculpture, creating a new, innovative vocabulary based on models, performances and videos. Swiss-born Reto Pulfer bases his diverse rich body of work (poetry, drawing, sculpture, music and performance) around an organized chaos, between the magical and the accidental. Danish artist Pernille Kapper Williams, through her installation work, builds a new vocabulary that refers to both history of art and the strategies of the commodity aesthetics. The Paris-based American artist Oscar Tuazon develops his interest in alternative architecture through the making of sculptures, drawings, photographs and texts.

Balice Hertling shares the space with castillo/corrales (a collectively-organized gallery based in Paris-Belleville run by a group of artists, curators, critics and writers) and the publishing house Metronome Press and the curatorial office Work Method.

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mit Kerstin Brätsch, Bernhard Brungs, Pernille Kapper Williams, Nick Mauss, Falke Pisano, Reto Pulfer, Oscar Tuazon