KATHARINA JAEGER – Billow – 23 Sept-11 Oct 2019
BILLOW – an installation that occupies the gallery space.
Christchurch artist, Katharina Jaeger, recontextualises familiar things in a way that is disorientating and invites us to consider them afresh.
Born in Zurich 1964, Katharina Jaeger studied art at Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich before she immigrated to New Zealand in 1986. She gained a Bachelor of Design at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Katharina has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and has recently been included as a finalist in the Parkin Drawing Prize 2017.
Katharina Jaeger’s practice consists mainly of drawing and sculpture. Drawing is central and ranges from small-scaled to large-scaled works on paper and textile. The use of found objects has been part of her practice over the past 15 years. Items such as clothing, domestic furniture, household and recreational items combined with other elements and being resurrected anew. Jaeger is interested in transformation and twining together themes of the established and misplaced, the anonymous and the personal.