»Erbgericht – Neue Räume«
For over a hundred years “Erbgericht” is a county inn, a guesthouse in rural Saxony, in a village called Polenz. Andrea Grützner, born 1984 in Pirna, spent her early childhood nearby and tells of a big old house “full of nooks and crannies, whose corners and objects have the memories of generations attached to them. It’s a collage of material built over generations!”.
The images of her series “Erbgericht”, taken in one analog shot, are studies of these corners and objects. Through the use of color flash and the creation of strong shadow lines, the interiors look alienated and transformed. “Shadows are traces and marks that have a direct relation to the object, but through the projection, it can appear twice as big or transformed and changed. Shadows take on their own lives” and thus, says Andrea Grützner, they work a lot like memories.
Five years ago, in spring 2016, the gallery presented the first works from the highly acclaimed series. During the last three years, while Andrea Grützner worked on other projects, completed a Bauhaus residency, accepted several teaching positions and exhibited intensively internationally, several new pictures were taken at “Erbgericht” and the gallery is happy to now be able to show these “new rooms”.