On Tuesday, June 30, Dittrich & Schlechtriem resume our Berliner Luft programming in the larger, first-floor gallery space, with solo shows by gallery artists presented weekly throughout this Summer. On view through Saturday, July 4, are works by Alfredo Aceto, including a series of bronze wall sculptures, framed watercolors, and a floor installation.
Aceto reflects on the car as an iconographic, highly quoted symbol and a vital element in the history of modern and contemporary sculpture. The issues of the surface raised by John McCracken or Anne Truitt can be traced back to the fetishization of the car as an object of the future/past. Its attractive form and finish strike Aceto as peculiar, and since 2012 he has been incorporating references to auto bodyworks.
In Berliner Luft, Aceto presents Punctuations, a series that samples the symmetrical shapes from interior wood accent trims, which are varied in design, depending on the make and model of the car.