press release

UNTERER STOCK galerie michaela stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna
Bf2, ONE ARTIST / ONE WORK, Schleifmühlgasse 1, 1040 Vienna

Stephen Althouse | Reconstruction of Memory
13.09.2018 – 13.10.2018

Opening: Thursday, 13.9., 18 - 22h
Galleries Breakfast: Friday, 28.9., 10 – 13h

The American artist Stephen Althouse developed a passion for Amish culture during his childhood in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His first gallery exhibition in Vienna called Reconstruction of Memory features a series of large scale black and white photographs that transform remnants from the past into powerful images/relics captured in incredible detail. These collected handmade objects like a hammer, door, shoes as well as jewellery portray humanity through artefacts that are left behind. He loosely assembles his objects together to create new artwork and new histories for our present time.

Coinciding with this exhibition in Vienna are two other solo exhibitions of Althouse's work: Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile Alabama, USA (4.10.2018 - 10.2.2019) and at the Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten in Klagenfurt (14.6. - 7.10.2018).