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sm.ART curating & consulting

sm.ART curating & consulting

Private Gallery
Christel Dillbohner @ Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, through November 20
Christel Dillbohner
Christel Dillbohner
  Dear sm.ART-Friends,

San Francisco-based artist

Christel Dillbohner

would like to invite you to visit her exhibition

"Inter Spacing"

Recent Paintings and a Site-Specific Installation

in collaboration with German artist Susanne Schossig

@ Don Soker Contemporary Art
100 Montgomery Street, Suite 1430,
San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm
Phone: +1 - 415 - 291.0966

The exhibition continues through
November 20, 2010

For several years now, artists Christel Dillbohner and Susanne Schossig have maintained a dialogue about their work - sharing a curiosity about path- not goal-oriented process; about individual perception as it relates to artistic creation; about infinite rather than finite textures and topologies; about perceived abundance and emptiness. In 2009 Schossig and Dillbohner created a joint installation at the Hafen Museum in Bremen, Germany. Now, in San Francisco, in an exhibition at Don Soker Gallery, the artists work with the unusual, large, light-flooded space. They re-envision and amplify its spatial rhythms with strategic placements of translucent paper columns in combination with new works on paper and canvas.

Christel Dillbohner works with the transitory and the elusive. These combinations are generated more than they are painted or drawn - surfaces scored and scraped, pushed and pulled - like pack ice. Fluid, changeable materials such as hot wax and liquefied pigments, in processes both highly crafted and investigative, shift between principles of randomness and control. The results are inevitable allegories of societal, biological and ecological processes.

Susanne Schossig draws with quill and pointed brush. Ink and pigment condense, dissipate and coalesce into structures of uncertain time and space - discontinuous cavities lit by inclining light. Abstract, unavailable, almost decipherable textures emerge and recede in a terrain of images and color. The resulting drawings are charged zones, successive layers of the marked and the empty, color and space, surface and depth, explored and almost known.

Christel Dillbohner was born and educated in Cologne and has lived in California for over twenty years. She has had extensive exhibitions nationally and in Europe and Asia and has received numerous awards and grants. Susanne Schossig was born and lives in Bremen. Her works have been exhibited regularly throughout Europe and the US as well as Canada, China and England.

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or visit Don Soker's website at

or visit Christel's website @

"Motionless Torrents/Silent Cataracts III, I, II", 2010
wax, oil, ink on paper on wood
24" x 20", 24" x 24", 24" x 20"
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