Irene Peschick: Installation View Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, „In die Stunde Blicken“, 1986
L. A. Galerie has been showing the works of Irene Peschick since 1992, in both single and group exhibitions. Born in Kassel in 1937. Peschick studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste with Arnold Bode, founder of the Documenta exhibition. The artist lived in Frankfurt for many years before returning to Kassel; in 2014 she is moving to Leipzig.
Over the many years as an artist, Peschick has created a multifaceted oeuvre that escapes classification, employing many different forms of artistic expression. Her work is timeless and impervious to trends; while it has been featured in numerous exhibitions and catalogues, it still awaits full appreciation. We show works that were created over many years.
In the catalogue of the 1989 exhibition "Kunst aus Frankfurt," the Director General of Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Ingrid Mössinger, wrote: "Irene Peschick associatively translates the impulses perceived by the sensory organs into pictorial forms. This includes general impressions of everyday life and travels on the one hand, and specific optical stimuli mediated through the likes of television and newspapers on the other. In the same way, she transposes acoustic and gustatory signals. The resulting series of loosely connected perceptions are transformed into unlimited pictures. Her body of works, which took several years to complete, consists of a multitude of single parts - pencil and crayon drawings, texts, gouaches, photographs - which nevertheless have a common, pulsating rhythm. Irene Peschick's black-and -white photographs in general don't freez the nature directly, but show images which in form remind one of television. (…)
Irene Peschick approaches these impressions with a passive attitude at first, which only in a second phase turns into artistic activity. The artist is the medium which the images enter and then leave transformed. Irene Peschick's preferred means of this transformation is photography. (…) There are no strict boundaries in her associative pictures, neither in content nor with regard to artistic means."
Klaus Kemp wrote about Irene Peschick's work that "it covers 5,000 years of our pictorial culture and yet makes a case for the single, possibly decisive moment. A new language arises from the photo series of this exhibition. 'Everything is a text.'"