LatchKey Gallery in collaboration with Select World’s S 12 Studio, is proud to present, BIRDS: New Works by Christiane Spangsberg whose current series explores the rich visual symbolism of these creatures. BIRDS will include a series of line drawings and paintings. which will be on view from November 15 - December 14.

Spangsberg looks to the historical subject as symbols of transcendence, hope, freedom and independence. IN THE CONTINUOUS SEARCH Spangsbergdepicts a figure arising into a new life; a metamorphosis of sorts representing our continuous curiosity for growth and transformation. Throughout this new series, the most striking elements of her work remain.  Spangsberg continues her careful balance between figuration and abstraction, with vivid expression through bold colors and gestural marks. Her kinetic brush strokes imagine common threads of the human condition, an example of this is found in the painting, LIKE A STORM, THIS TOO WILL PASS, where her painterly movements remind us of the centrifugal force experienced in our own lives. 

Spangsberg’s paintings bring to mind Masters like Picasso and Matisse.Simplified shapes and brush strokes of expression visualize emotions that are universal to the human condition. This is most evident in her painting, WAR BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITY, where we see the emotional conflict between who we are and the expectation of who we want to be. Spangsberg’s birds are illustrated again to represent our freedom and restraints,hopes and fears.

BIRDS is a reminder of our collective longings told through the universal language of Spangsberg’s paintings.

Created by Select World CCO Hans Dorsinville,S12 Studiois an exhibition platform providing opportunities for artists, creatives, and the likeminded to develop site-specific projects that foster a dialogue on the arts, creativity, and the larger work of Select World. The space will enable both emerging and established artists across racial, gender, and socioeconomic spectrums to showcase their work, and act as a creative hub for an eclectic collection of actions and projects. In turn, this creative exchange and insightful dialogue will contribute to the dynamic culture of Select World and provide new insight to further inform its work. Explore current and previous exhibitions at S12studio.com.