Schneider Gallery, Chicago, 2008

Dancing Walls

September - October, 2008
Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA



1. Chicago Tribune

2. Reflections in the Bean - Luckypix Blog

3. New City Art

1. Chicago Tribune

September 6th: Thomas Kellner photographs: New color interiors by the German lensman who reconstructs famous architecture according to a Cubist aesthetic; Schneider, 230 W. Superior St., through Oct. 18. 312-988-4033.


2. Reflections in the Bean - Luckypix Blog

If you're heading out tomorrow night like me, be sure to stop by Schneider Gallery to check out new work by German artist Thomas Kellner. Using 35mm film, Kellner deconstructs his architectural subjects into a series of smaller images and then reconstructs the images into large scale works. The results are aptly named "dancing walls".

New work by Thomas Kellner
September 5 through October 18, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 5:00-7:30 pm 


3. New City  Art by Michael Weinstein

Review: Thomas Kellner/Schneider Gallery
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In a complicated process of analysis and recomposition, Thomas Kellner travels around the world taking tiny color photographs of slivers of monuments and the interiors of storied public edifices, and then fits the fragments into tightly structured grids that render in a cubist manner the scene that a single seamless shot of each subject would have taken in. Kellner’s re-imagining of his subjects makes them appear as though they were seen through a wire cage, which draws us to attend to the elements, which on close inspection appear to rebel against their inclusion in a coherent and familiar order. A depiction of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on a summer day shows hapless tourists teetering at all conceivable angles, as the steps break down into paving stones that jut out crazily. This is not desecration or even deconstruction, but sophisticated wicked wit or the perception of a drunk on LSD. (Michael Weinstein)

Through October 18 at Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, (312)988-4033+