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10/13, Cornelius Volker: Principles of Arrangement
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Nancy Tubbs

October 08, 2018    

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco presents:

Cornelius Volker: Principles of Arrangement

Opening reception Sat, Oct 13, 4-6pm; Exhibition Saturday, October 13th - Saturday, November 17th, San Francisco


With his distinctive and sensuous method of handling paint - simultaneously fluid and precise - Dusseldorf-based artist Cornelius Volker reinvigorates the traditional genre of the still life painting in a surprising and contemporary investigation of the history of art and the nature of humanity.

The subjects of the paintings in this exhibition veer between symbols of our efforts to chronicle and arrest the passage of time - documents, books, bulletin boards - and obvious examples of its fleeting nature - ripening fruit, crumpled notes, burnt books.

Volker explores the motifs and conventions of European painting while scrutinizing the deep-seated human need to find or create order. How much of our lives are spent classifying, codifying, systematizing and tidying-up? Such efforts provide fleeting comfort in light of the invincible procession of time.

Cornelius Volker was born in Kronach, Germany in 1965 and studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. He is a professor of painting at the Kunstakademie Munster. His work has been the subject of many solo museum shows throughout Germany and Europe. This is his second solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery.

Opening reception Sat, Oct 13, 4-6pm; Exhibition Saturday, October 13th - Saturday, November 17th

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
260 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103


Phone: 415-495-5454
Contact: Dianne Dec

About Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco:
Hosfelt Gallery has shown international emerging to mid-career artists since 1996 in San Francisco. In fall 2012, Hosfelt expanded into a new 8,900 sq ft San Francisco venue. Our program is built around artwork with a refined level of execution that addresses critical inquiries in relation to the history of art, culture, politics, and intellectual discourse.
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