In the experimental space On the Wall printmaker Karin Bruckner presents the interactive installation The Art Of Letting Go. Occupying both East and West walls Bruckner creates a reflective and interactive space. She explains, “The viewer is invited to witness and experience the process of inner revolution to temporary resolution which ultimately can lead to reinvention through repurposing.” On the West Wall the piece InARoll represents a three dimensional concept of colorful movement, wrapping things up, and moving on. The tubes hold memories and promises with hidden secrets, invisible to the eye and full of possibilities. The East Wall is dedicated to a two dimensional concept of stasis, largely dark and monochromatic. It represents the stage of coming to terms with an untenable situation; recognition, deliberation and brooding stillness. This modular piece takes its narrative from a German saying “Abwarten und Tee trinken” (literally: “Wait and drink tea”), which invites us to deliberately exercise patience, to wait for the things to resolve on their own or to wait for the appropriate moment to make a change. Hence this triptych bears the title WaitandTea.
Karin Bruckner was born in Switzerland and received her education in Switzerland, Germany and the United States. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Technical University in Munich and a Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design from Columbia University in New York, where she has lived since 1988. After working as an architect for Richard Meier & Partners and Philip Johnson Architects in NY she returned to her passion for art. Her work has sold worldwide and is in private collections in Europe, South America, Australia and the United States. Bruckner is a represented artist at Susan Eley Fine Art Gallery, NY and has been featured by West Elm as well as online venues such as Art Crasher, Fresh Rag, Refinery 29, the UGallery blog, the Printsy blog on Etsy, and 1stdibs through Susan Eley Fine Art.