Gabriel Vormstein: Tempus fungit, amor mannet

1 February - 30 March 2013

His first solo show at moniquemeloche, Berlin-based artist Gabriel Vormstein exhibits a new series of his signature paintings on newspapers both in the gallery and “on the wall.”

This is Vormstein’s first exhibition in the Midwestern United States and the “on the wall” project is only his second large-scale installation to date – the first was his much lauded installation at Artpace San Antonio in 2011. Overlaying the fragile pages from his daily newspaper with a mix of sinuous drawing and watercolor, Vormstein plays with notions of the eternal and the impermanent. He joins art historical references with his own mannerist sensibility, an art specifically emitting from the early 21st century to comment on all that has come before.