Layer by layer
Paintings on canvas and heavy handmade paper
Ausstellungsdauer 17. August to 14. September 2021
Sometimes you get the feeling that this year, the second half of which has now begun, is a particularly difficult one. The months-long Corona lockdown of the spring with its restrictions unfortunately also has an effect on the present and thus also influences the future of the gallery. That the immediate future should shine brighter than the past is often hard to believe.
But the future doesn't just happen, at least not in its entirety. As individuals, we always have the opportunity to help shape it. At least we determine our own view of it.
That is why we do not want to be discouraged about the future. According to the Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Bonn (as of today), we are allowed to entertain a very large number of people outdoors at a level 3 incidence (35 - 50), and twenty people at a time in the well-ventilated gallery. Therefore, as we did successfully last year, there will again be a tent in front of the gallery, which is open on the left side. From there, up to twenty people at a time will be able to enter the gallery. We know that many of you have been vaccinated by now; for those who have not been vaccinated, we ask for a negative coronary test. This way we can all have an exciting vernissage without worry.
And that is, after all, one of the purposes of art. It should help us to find a positive expectation of the future, despite all the negative omens, by offering and conveying a different view of and a new approach to the world.
Thus we are already in the middle of our new exhibition, to which we invite you.
In her sparsely coloured but nevertheless so present pictures, Bettina Hachmann tells us that it is worthwhile to go new ways, that one has to muster the courage to adjust to new situations without knowing exactly where life will take us, and that it is important to keep questioning appearances and to look behind the façade.
If we get involved in this view of things, if we can adopt some of it into our lives, then we will help shape the future where we are instead of accepting and enduring it.
Sharing and experiencing such thoughts and views with many other people during a vernissage has a special quality.
And that is why we are finally happy to welcome you back to the gallery!