Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Manfred Pernice at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen


Concern for the sculptural erection, height and constitution, of which Pernice so at pains to make apparent, the stacking as its major form of construction, complete upon attainment of a height passable for sculpture. They build a thing only to stop short of figuring out its use only to start over, a manic hesitation, ideas half concluded. Rather than a cold opacity of so many of the Contemporary's blank objects, Pernice's instead denote an empathetic shyness, a slovenliness evocative of its care for self-comfort. Its an old trick now, an affected reticence annoying, exhausted, that Pernice continues these endless cans that are still somehow so endearing.

See too: Manfred Pernice at Galerie Neu