Artist: Julie Schenkelberg
Graphite, watercolor pencil, indigo paint, and acrylic on gray Rives BFK
22" x 30"
Julie Schenkelberg grew up in the post-industrial landscape of Cleveland, Ohio. Her mixed-media installations start with furniture, dishware, textiles, and marble, combined with concrete, resin, and construction materials, to transform notions of domesticity, and engage with the American Rust Belt's legacy of abandonment and decay. Using the home as a playground for formal and conceptual subversions, the work aggressively disrupts cohesion within the physical sphere. Familiar furnishings rekindle memories or premonitions of collapse, suggesting both the utter destruction of war, calamities, or urban decay, but also the uncanny juxtapositions of fragile substances such as cloth and china, with industrial materials such as rusty metal, heavy concrete, and tool-made marks such as drilled holes and chain-sawed indentations.
Julie Schenkelberg received a BA in Art History at the College of Wooster, OH, and MFA at the School of Visual Arts, NY, with additional studies at SAIC at Oxbow, MI, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, France, and the Institute of European Studies, Vienna. Her large-scale installations have been displayed in solo exhibitions at The Detroit-Volterra Foundation, Italy, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, the University of Akron Meyers School of Art, Akron, OH, Beeler Gallery, OH, Plug Projects, MO, and UNTITLED Miami Beach, FL. Grant. The New Yorker, PBS, Bloomberg, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Art F City, The Huffington Post, Beautiful Decay and Ground Magazine.
Julie Schenkelberg lives and works in Detroit, MI, Cleveland
ABOUT DAVID KLEIN GALLERY
David Klein Gallery opened in Birmingham, Michigan in 1990 with an exhibition program focusing on contemporary art and Post-War American Art. IN 2015 We opened a second location on Washington Boulevard in downtown Detroit in 2015 devoted to showing the best local and national contemporary art. The scale of architecturally significant space marked the expansion of the contemporary program and allowed for the production of large-scale exhibitions of painting, sculpture,photography and installation by emerging, mid-career, and established artists.
Exhibited artists include Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Susan Goethel Campbell, Matthew Hawtin, Lucia Hierro, Scott Hocking, Mario Moore, Carrie Moyer, Brittany Nelson, Marianna Olague, Kelly Reemtsen, Robert Schefman, Lauen Semivan and Rosalind Tallmadge. Recent exhibitions have featured work by Elise Ansel, Al Held, Alex Katz, Ayana V. Jackson, Mario Moore, Hugo McCloud, Kenny Scharf, Richard Serra and Anke Weyer.
David Klein Gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).