In a Pale Place
Solo exhibition at Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, DE, 2022
19/11/22 - 25/02/23
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt.
Photos: Günzel Rademacher
The Danish Arts Foundation / Statens Kunstfond
L.F. Foghts Fond
Charlotte Thrane's sculptures are aesthetic and spatial gestures that speak directly to multiple senses, creating a new syntax and logic out of the everyday and familiar. Through the use of soft items such as found fabrics, used mattresses, worn clothing and shoes arranged with careful intent, the artist employs a method of arranging these materials by stacking, folding, stretching, colouring, binding and squeezing them into sculptures and installations. These works create a seductive tension between contrasting materials, surfaces and forms.
Central to the works are the traces and markings that we leave through touch and through living: Brown coffee droplets spilled on a cushion, recurrent amber sweat stains on mattresses, dark grey scuff marks from being dragged on the ground, together form a rich palette. The countless ways in which materials end up looking “used”, transcend the usual dismissal of these objects through Thrane’s works.