Garth Greenan Gallery is pleased to announce Norbert Prangenberg: The Last Works, an exhibition of sculptures and drawings at 529 West 20th Street. Opening on Thursday, February 27, 2014, the exhibition is the first presentation of Prangenberg's sculpture in a New York gallery since 1986. Twenty of the artist's delicately constructed, abstract ceramics will be on view, as well as a selection of related paintings. They are the last works that the artist completed before his premature death in June 2012. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with an essay by John Yau.
Norbert Prangenberg began a residency—his first in the United States—in March 2012 at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. During his six-week stay, the artist worked at a feverish pace, producing a remarkably diverse body of small-scale ceramics, the majority of which are abstractions based on either landscapes (Landschaften) or portrait heads (Köpfe). Regardless of their subjects, they all manifest the artist's career-long, joyful engagement with materiality.