Delicate Drama

pari-dust-delicate drama

One of my favorite galleries about town, Galerie Perrotin is home to an interesting new exhibition by Berlin-based artist Gregor Hildebrandt. In this darkly romantic minimalist installation Hildebrandt uses materials that are record carriers for sound and film such as cassette tapes, videotapes, and vinyl records. These materials are deconstructed to take on elemental new beginnings. Most striking are the large surfaces he creates to juxtapose his cassette tape and acrylic paint works on canvas. One such wall is composed of vinyl records shaped into bowls and stacked almost to ceiling height. Another is a jet black shiny curtain wall made entirely from the hanging of tapes from videos. Monumental yet delicate and intriguing is the balance that the artist strikes throughout. An undertone of themes like immortality, sadness, yearning, and transience pervades which may too be reminiscent characteristics of  Berlin’s own visual language. I paired the work with this cracked leather shift dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim along with a leather embossed statement bow to add a layer of drama to the look, one in which the exhibit begged for.

3.1 Phillip Lim leather dress, Isabel Marant boots

Galerie Perrotin, Gregor Hildebrandt, Die Geschichte läuft über uns

Hair by Brandon Shin at Brush NYC, Photographs by Tylor Hou