Tina Schwarz


January 09, 2018 to February 06, 2018
Opening reception January 12, 2018, 7-9PM

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Slag Gallery is pleased to present in the main gallery A Dollar, a Dime, a Very Thin Penny, a solo exhibition of new works by Tina Schwarz.

Tina Schwarz draws from ancient myth and philosophy as much as from contemporaneity, and offers the viewer allegoric, riddle-steeped dynamic processes suspended in time–the dynamism at the forefront is embodied as much in her expressively bent and transformed figures, as in the space her protagonists thusly dissect, organize, and vitalize.  Imbued with affect, with dream, with bodily-attuned beat, the scope of Schwarz’s paintings is much wider still: her concern is with ways of living and dying and feeling. 1


Tina Schwarz graduated from the Akademie für Beeldende Kunst, Painting Section (Maastricht, NL); from Fachhochschule für Design (Düsseldorf, DE) with a degree in Visual Arts, and from the Dansacademie Arnhem, Theater and Dance Section (Maastricht, NL).  Schwarz has recently completed a residency at Hooper Projects (LA) and her work was featured in solo exhibitions at Galerie Kornfeld (Berlin), Galerie Artepari (Graz, AU), Galerie Marc Schmidt  (Berlin), the Hedah Center for Contemporary Arts Maastricht, Slag Gallery (NY) and group shows at Hooper Projects (LA), Rema Hort Mann Foundation (NY), Osthaus Museum (Hagen, DE), and the Jan van Eyck Akademie (NL), just to name a few.  Tina Schwarz lives and works in Cologne, DE.

Inquiries: Irina Protopopescu, irina@slaggallery.com, 212-967-9818.


1 Langer, Susanne K. (1953). Feeling and Form; A Theory of Art; Developed from Philosophy in a New Key New York: Charles Scribner’s

Sons, p.27

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Tina Schwarz