April 26 – June 15, 2013
Performance Thrusday 13 June 2013, 19:30, with performer artist
Carina Meier on Heike Schildhauer’s exhibition
Avenue du Léman 20, CH-1005 Lausanne
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Opening time Mon – Tue 10:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:00,
Thu 12:00 – 19:30, Fri 10:00 – 16:00, Sat 14:00 – 17:00 and by appointment
The pluridisciplinary Swiss artist Heike Schildhauer unveils her drawings at Galerie d’(A). The title Cajolierung (French Cajoler with German ending) marks the return to the artist’s origin. A return to the origins by way of constructing, in constant metamorphosis, her own identity and that of those around her. Heike Schildhauer exposes the human being’s inside structures, thereby showing that our being is in need of caresses down to the bones. Through the minuteness of her drawings, she succeeds in pulling us into her fantastic universe, where ice creams become crime scenes, tongues change in reptiles and human faces are shrouded in all sorts of living organic matters. The skulls grow extensions that portray X-ray regions of the brain and shapeless elements morph from one state of existence into another. One can only relate to those unlikely and untameable textures that analyze minutely one’s own identity.
Swiss visual artist born in 1966 in Geneva, Heike Schildhauer obtained a diploma as a creative glassmaker in 1990 and in 2009 a DAS diploma from the postgraduate programme «REALisation – Ceramics & Polymers» at CERCCO/ HEAD-GE. The artist is currently completing another training in ceramics at the school of Applied Arts in Vevey. Heike Schildhauer exhibits in groups and solo shows mainly in Switzerland and Belgium. She lives and works in Morges.