June, 16th - July, 28th 2019
Galerie Altes Rathaus
Bergstraße 1, Worpswede
Opening: Saturday, June 15th - 18.00 o'clock
With the cyanotype artist Christine Steyer puts one of the oldest photographic processes in the limelight. Exposure to an iron salt emulsion gives the prints their characteristic blue tint.
This blue tint lends a mysterious aura to the legacies of unknown people in abandoned houses in the group of works entitled »Was bleibt«. The memory itself is featured in the atmospherically dense photographs of Christine Steyer, when she focuses closeups on the faces of cemetery sculptures or on peeling portraits in medallions. In these "moments," past and transience are present in a touching way. The unique melancholy that triggers Venice in the viewer, condenses in the cyanotypes. The coloring, the flowing color and the soft contours give the pictures poetry and a historicizing patina. To discover this invites the exhibition. Every cyanotype is unique - a completely different world in blue.
Christine Steyer studied art in Frankfurt am Main and has been intensively involved with the art of cyanotype since 2001.
Safe the date!
Christine Steyer participates with her exhibition at the Open Workshop Worpswede 2019 from the 12th to the 14th of July.
On Sunday, July 28th at 4 pm there will be a finissage with artist talk.