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Project #10: Petra Scheibe TeplitzDavisKlemmGallery Projektraum, Kirchstraße 4, 65239 Hochheim am Main
Project #10: Petra Scheibe Teplitz
MATERIAL AND PRODUCTION
Petra Scheibe Teplitz works with found materials. For almost ten years she has been occupied with the subject and the material "shooting target": Which shooting targets are there? What are they used for? What are they made of? From the serially printed papers of the shooting targets in various formats, the artist cuts out long narrow strips. She assembles these into new structures that correspond not only in color but also in their structure to shooting targets again. Although she works mainly with the found materials, she has modified the material for the rabbit installation. The rabbit silhouettes were also originally printed on cardboard. To make the rabbits run as they are seen here, she transferred the silhouettes to wood.
Frankfurt artist Petra Scheibe Teplitz (*1953 Isenhagen), who has no interest in hunting or shooting, uses found materials in her works. She disconnects these from their previous use and adopts their aesthetics for her works. In doing so, she draws on everyday materials, some of which are not deemed worthy of storage - packaging and plastic bags, for example. Her works thus become a museum of everyday things or everyday aesthetics. The common thread is structure and repetition. At the same time, she breaks this up again and again. Her works can be found in the collection of the Arp Museum Rolandseck and the Frauenmuseum Wiesbaden, among others.
Petra Scheibe Teplitz's turn to the trivial, to mass-produced products such as shooting targets is reminiscent of Pop Art, e.g. Campbell's soup cans by Andy Warhol. Due to serial production, each individual product has a low price. The artists of Pop Art turn this concept on its head by exaggerating the serial again. Petra Scheibe Teplitz also works serially here: the shooting targets and the rabbits repeat themselves like Warhol's Monroe faces. Petra Scheibe Teplitz, however, goes one step further by creating unique pieces and turning the principle around. From the quasi-infinitely available shooting target papers, she creates intricately crafted one-of-a-kind pieces.
The installation consists of various individual works of art. The "shooting targets" are individual works and the rabbits together are an existing work of art. While her shooting targets have already been exhibited side by side in this or other exhibitions, the installation with the rabbits is a novelty. Together they make a harmonious picture, probably not only because they match in color, but also because they come from the same "family" of shooting targets. Reminiscent of a shooting booth, Petra Scheibe Teplitz wants her installation to be understood as a stimulus of reflection. She does not want to invite anyone to shoot. After all, her rabbit installation isn’t called "Run, hunter, run" for nothing.
The 20 m² room, in which pens and exercise books were previously sold, is now available to artists from the DavisKlemmGallery as a project space. Changing projects, installations, works of art and artists can be discovered here. The current presentation will be on view until June 25th, 2023.