Kavi Gupta Gallery Berlin is proud to announce a new solo exhibition by German artist Carola Ernst. Working from a litany of potent literal and abstract images, Ernst’s works draw a correlation between different turning-points, specifically the events when revolution hardens to become its own enemy or when hegemony dissolves to become all that it once sought to displace, and those same moments in aesthetics, when the order of composition is on the brink of yielding to chaos. Form and content taken together, Ernst’s works are the embodiment of how the consitution of anything new always arrives with the knowledge that it too will grow to govern.
Included in the exhibition are the above pictured Challenger (2009) and two other graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper works. These works are accompanied by two sculptures made from found wood and miscellaneous antique parts, a graphite on paper drawing, and a single oil on canvas painting. In addition, Ernst has made especially for the exhibition a signed hand-made catalog in an edition of 100 entitled Das Panoptische Reich.
Carola Ernst (b. 1981 in Stuttgart) lives and works in Berlin. Ernst completed her Meisterschüler degree at the Universität der Künste in Berlin in 2009, where she worked under professors Válerie Favre and Thomas Zipp. She has recently exhibited her work at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin, Galerie Andreas Höhne in München, and powergallery in Hamburg.