press release

Johannes Vogt Gallery is pleased to showcase a suite of prints by Danish artist Poul Gernes in the project room coinciding with the solo show of Tamara K.E.

"The Flowers and the Bees" was produced in 1984 and is the last portfolio that Gernes produced. The set of prints consists of twenty variations of one image: each work utilizes two colors that result from color schemes and inversion of color combinations. The prints depict a highly stylized central image of flowers surrounded by insects. In the checkering of colors in the images, Gernes creates a dynamic grid both within and among the different prints. In the flat colors and whimsical abstraction, the pieces epitomize the unique eccentricities of Danish modernism – its attention to design, to color, to shape – that complement K.E.'s works.

Poul Gernes (b. 1925 - d. 1996) lived and worked in Copenhagen, Denmark. In recent years, Gernes has been exhibited at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Daimler Contemporary (Berlin), Sean Kelly Gallery (New York), and Galerie Ben Kaufmann (Berlin). Gernes represented Denmark in the 43rd Venice Biennial and was included in Documenta 12.

Since its inception only two years ago, the gallery has taken on a challenging program leading to a change of location in November 2012. Johannes Vogt Gallery is committed to bringing attention to the complex artistic and cultural ties that bind New York to both Europe and Latin America.

Poul Gernes
"The Flowers And The Bees"